Hidalgo County DA: Mission man convicted of sexually victimizing two children

A Mission man will serve 45 years in prison after he was convicted of sexually victimizing two children.

Luis Nava Jr., 53, was convicted Monday of these charges, according to a Wednesday news release from Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez, Jr.

Luis Nava Jr. courtesy photo

The release states Nava’s sentence was handed down Monday by 389th District Court Judge Letty Lopez. Nava Jr. will serve 25 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division for two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child-a first degree felony. The crime occurred in August 1997.

In addition, Nava Jr. was sentenced to serve 20 years for two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact, a 2nd degree felony. The incident occurred on February 2001, the release stated.

The sentences will be served concurrently.  The victims were 9 and 7 years of age at the time of the assaults.

 “Our office will continue to work with all law enforcement agencies to bring sexual predators to justice”,  Rodriguez, Jr. stated in the release. “There is nothing more precious than the life of a child.”

Those suspecting any form of child abuse are urged to call 1-800-252-5400 to report it.

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