Christopher Rodriguez, 31, of Wylie, was sentenced to 35 years in prison
without the possibility of parole for multiple sexual assaults of the same
child, announced Collin County
District Attorney Greg Willis.
“Children are the most vulnerable victims in
our society. We have a duty not only to protect them but also to punish their
predators,” Willis said.
abused his victim from the time she was 10 to 15 years old. The abuse escalated
over time and the victim became suicidal. Rodriguez frequently threatened the
victim that if she ever told anyone about the abuse, he would hurt her and her
When the victim was 15, the victim’s grandmother took her to her
pediatrician for depression. The victim told her pediatrician that she had been
sexually abused. The grandmother later found the victim’s suicide note
referencing Rodriguez' sexual abuse.
Police Detective Helen Taylor investigated. A trained forensic interviewer at
the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County interviewed the victim.
pled guilty and was sentenced to 35 years in prison without the possibility of
parole for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child, 20 years in prison for
three counts of Sexual Assault of a Child, and 20 years in prison for three
counts of Indecency with a Child.
Assistant District Attorney
Geeta Singletary prosecuted the case.
was assisted by District Attorney Investigator Stephanie Strickland.