Roli Lopez-Sanchez, 37, of Plano, was found guilty and sentenced to 60 years in prison without the possibility of parole for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, announced
Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis. "This innocent child showed remarkable courage by naming the monster who assaulted her; he will never harm another child again," added Willis.
In February of 2018, medical professionals notified police of an 11-year-old child who presented to their office 19-weeks pregnant. The child disclosed that Lopez-Sanchez sexually assaulted her. At the time of the offense, Lopez-Sanchez had ongoing access to the child.
Eli Molina of the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County forensically interviewed the child, who disclosed details of the sexual abuse. Child Protective Services investigated, and the victim and her siblings were removed from the home.
In the summer of 2018, at age 12, the victim gave birth. Plano Police Detective
Kristin Nichols investigated the case and obtained DNA samples of the baby. After analysis, DNA results confirmed Lopez-Sanchez as the father of the victim's baby.
The jury returned a verdict of guilty. Judge
James Fry presided over the case and assessed punishment at 60 years in prison. By law, a sentence for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child is without eligibility for parole or good time credit.
Assistant District Attorneys
Abigail Policastro and
Geeta Singletary prosecuted the case, aided by District Attorney Investigator