On Monday, January 28, Jose Alejandro-Najarro, 55, of Kyle was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, arising from his impregnating a pre-teen girl in 2015.
The jury sentenced Alejandro-Najarro to 70 years in prison on Tuesday.
According to the testimony at trial, Alejandro-Najarro was accused of having had sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old child, which he denied. DNA testing on the child resulting from his crime demonstrated that he was the father to the exclusion of over 99 percent of the population.
After the jury delivered their 70 year sentence, Presiding Judge Jack Robison pronounced the sentence.
Hays County Criminal District Attorney Wes Mau congratulated Assistant District Attorneys Jennifer Stalbaum and Rebecca Culpepper for their work on case and recognized the work of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, and the school and medical officials who helped in bringing the case forward.
“The loss of innocence suffered by a child who is made to endure what this defendant did is incalculably tragic,” Mau said. “Alejandro-Najarro took advantage of a child’s trust, and robbed her of choices that most of us take for granted as we grow from children to men and women. No sentence can ever return that to her. The jury clearly understood that.”