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GARLAND, Texas — A Garland man was sentenced to 50 years in prison, without eligibility for parole, for aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of six, according to the Collin County District Attorney's Office.

A Collin County jury last week sentenced 31-year-old Jesus Mejia of Garland, Texas, to 50 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child under six years of age and 10 years for indecency with a child by sexual contact. By law, Mejia will not be eligible for parole because the victim was younger than six years of age.

"Mejia knew and sexually assaulted the child on several occasions before the child was old enough to start kindergarten," read a statement from the Collin County District Attorney's Office. "In May 2017, the then-10-year-old victim mustered the courage to tell her mother about the abuse."

The abuse was reported to the McKinney Police Department by the victim's mother and stepfather.

The jury also assessed $15,000 in fines.

“This monster will now face the consequences of his despicable actions because this young, innocent victim found the courage to tell,” stated Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.

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