Cruz Daniel Feliciano-Salinas, 24, of McKinney, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, announced
Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis. "This courageous child ensured that this vile predator can never harm another child," Willis added.
Feliciano-Salinas lived in the child's family home and had ongoing access to the female child. He sexually abused her over the course of a number of years until she turned 8 years old. Feliciano-Salinas told her not to tell anyone. Shortly after Feliciano-Salinas moved back to Mexico, the child told her mother that Feliciano-Salinas abused her. Feliciano-Salinas was arrested upon reentry into the United States.
McKinney Police Department Detective Techia Davis investigated the case.
Lisa Martinez of the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County forensically interviewed the child, who described in detail the specific instances of sexual abuse by Feliciano-Salinas.
The jury returned a guilty verdict and Judge Carmen Rivera-Worley assessed punishment of Life in prison without the possibility of parole for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child.
Assistant District Attorneys
Geeta Singletary and
Brandon Wonnacott prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator
Kim Voigt-Eanes and District Attorney Victim Assistance Coordinator