La Feria man pleads to sexual abuse charges

LA FERIA — A La Feria man has pleaded guilty to various charges related to the sexual abuse of a child, authorities said.

Moises Martinez, Jr., 24, was sentenced to 35 years on two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, 20 years on one count of indecency with a child by contact and two years on one count of injury to a child, officials said.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

Officials with the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office said Martinez had daily access to the child and took advantage of their close relationship.

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

“Parents need to remain vigilant and be cautious with those who have immediate access to their children,” he added.