Jose Guzman, 35, of Dallas, was sentenced to 30 years in prison without the possibility of parole for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child, announced
Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
"The jury made sure that all children will be safe from this child molester for the next 30 years," said Willis. "Justice was served."
Around August 2010, Guzman began molesting a nine-year-old child, whom he knew. Guzman abused the child on several occasions through late 2011. While being treated for depression years later, the child outcried to her therapist.
Plano Police Detective
Kristina McClain led the investigation, and a forensic interview of the child led to the arrest of Guzman.
At trial, the victim testified about the ongoing sexual abuse from Guzman describing the details of her abuse. The jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and on Friday, the jury sentenced Guzman to 30 years in prison without the possibility of parole.
Assistant District Attorneys
Geeta Singletary and
Sarah Preston prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator
Stephanie Strickland. Judge
James Fry presided over the case.