35 years in prison for La Feria man who sexually abused child

A La Feria man has been sentenced to decades in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexual abusing a child he knew.

Moises Martinez Jr., 24, entered his guilty plea on Thursday.

He was sentenced to 35 years in prison on two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, 20 years for one count of indecency with a child by contact and two years in state jail on one count of injury to a child. The sentences will run concurrent.

“If you have a concern about your child’s behavior, listen to your gut feeling and act on it immediately,” said DA Luis V. Saenz.

He says Martinez had daily access to the child and took advantage of the close relationship.