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Judge hands child molester 32 years without parole

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Eric Quinones, 36, of Carrollton, was sentenced to 32 years in prison without parole for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Under Six (6), announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis

In April 2008, Quinones sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl known to him. The child moved to Dallas County soon after with her mother, and Quinones continued to sexually abuse the child. The child ultimately disclosed the sexual abuse to her mother when she was 11 years old. A report was immediately filed with the Carrollton Police Department.

Carrollton Detective Dena Williams investigated the case. The child provided details of the assaults to both the detective and also during a forensic interview with Ray Lara of the Dallas County Children's Advocacy Center.

The jury returned a guilty verdict for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Under (6). Judge Keith Dean then sentenced Quinones to 32 years in prison. Quinones will not be eligible for parole. Quinones also faces continuous sexual abuse charges in Dallas County. 

Assistant District Attorneys Sarah Preston and Lindsey Wynne prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator Ryan Harvey.