Ellis County Man Gets 150 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Multiple Girls Ages 6 to 12

A jury took only 46 minutes to sentence an Ellis County man to 150 years in prison for sexually abusing multiple girls younger than 12 years old.Regino Salinas, 57, of Waxahachie, was found guilty of two charges of continuous sexual abuse of a young child, the office of the Ellis County and District Attorney said in a statement.The victims recalled being between ages 6 and 12 when the abuse occurred at Salinas' home, they told an interviewer at the Ellis County Child Advocacy Center. The investigation began when one of the victims reported the abuse to her teacher on her birthday in 2016, the district attorney's office said.She and four other related girls then recounted their abuse to the interviewer.One victim told the interviewer that Salinas touched her inappropriately at least once a week between the time she was 6 and 9 years old, the Waxahachie Daily Light reported in 2016. Salinas was arrested on May 4, 2016, and was indicted later that year in July.Salinas' abuse of the girls dated from 2010 to 2016, the paper reported.The judge in the case ruled that Salinas' 75-year sentences will run consecutively: he will have to serve the first 75 year sentence before the second can begin in 2093. There is no parole on this offense, and Salinas will be required to register as a sex offender, the district attorney's office said.  Continue reading...

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