Jury hands down 25 years without parole to child molester

Luis Estrada, 58, of McKinney will serve 25 years in prison for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis. “The jury’s verdict punishes the perpetrator and protects other children,” added Willis.

The young victim was known to Estrada, who perpetrated the abuse during the child’s caretaker’s absence. The child disclosed the abuse the next day, and the child was taken to a nearby hospital for an exam. The exam results corroborated the child’s disclosure. Even more details came to light during the child’s forensic interview at the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center.

McKinney Police Detective Ursula Watson investigated the case and was assisted by Detective Adrian Guzman. During Estrada’s interview by Detective Guzman, Estrada admitted some of the details of his conduct but denied others.

The child testified at trial about the details of the assault and the acts committed against him by Estrada. The jury returned guilty verdicts and sentenced Estrada to 25 years in prison for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Under Six, and three years for Indecency with a Child. Estrada will not be eligible for parole. Senior District Judge Richard Davis presided over the case.

Assistant District Attorneys Zeke Fortenberry and Sarah Preston prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator Greg Bowers.