DONNA – A Donna man plead guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Daniel Vega, 46, was sentenced to 30 years for Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child, victim 10 years of age; 30 years for Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child, victim 7 years of age; 20 years for Indecency With a Child, victim 14 years of age; and 30 years for Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child, victim 10 years of age. The sentences will run concurrently.
The case went before the Honorable Judge Bobby Flores of the 139th District Court. The case was prosecuted by Special Crimes Division Assistant District Attorney’s Laura Rodriguez and Nicole Rodriguez; with assistance from the Donna Police Department; Safe H.A.V.E.N. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance; and Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo and Starr Counties.
“The road to healing will be long for these four victims but I hope they will find peace in knowing this criminal will be behind bars for the next three decades,” said Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. “I commend ADA’s Laura Rodriguez and Nicole Rodriguez for obtaining a guilty plea and ensuring this violent offender will never hurt a child again.”
Vega was a family friend of all four victims. They were abused by Vega at his home in Donna, TX when left alone with him.