(McKINNEY, Texas) – Luis Terraza Duran, of Wylie, was sentenced to 55 years in prison on two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and 17 years on one count of Indecency with a Child by Contact, announced Collin County
District Attorney Greg Willis.
Evidence showed that Duran began sexually assaulting his stepdaughter when she was 10 years old. The assaults occurred while the victim’s mother was at work and Duran was home with the victim and her younger sister. The victim’s sister attempted to protect her from the frequent and violent assaults. However, Duran would lock the sister out of the room and persist in sexually abusing the victim.
Eventually, Duran impregnated the victim and in 2005, at the age of 11, the victim gave birth. Duran admitted to the victim’s mother that he was the father of the child. Despite this, her mother failed to protect the victim, who, along with her infant daughter, was forced to continue living in the home with Duran. When she was 13, the victim ran away from home. School authorities contacted the police, who found the victim and brought her to the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center. At that time, she named Duran as the father of her baby and described the sexual abuse.
Allen Police Detective P.D. Jackson obtained an arrest warrant for Duran, who fled to Mexico. Duran was extradited to the United States in 2013, with the help of the U.S. Marshals.
The jury returned guilty verdicts on two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and one count of Indecency with a Child. Judge Keith Dean then sentenced Duran to 55 years in prison for the first two counts, and 17 years on the third count. The sentences will run concurrently.
Assistant District Attorneys Lauren Hopkins and Daniel Lewis prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator Stephanie Strickland. The case was investigated by Allen Police Detective P.D. Jackson. Judge Keith Dean presided over the case.
This new release is distributed on behalf of the District Attorney; please refer any questions to Bill Dobiyanski, 972-548-4335.