Man Sentenced to Life After Continuous Sexual Abuse of Child - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Man Sentenced to Life After Continuous Sexual Abuse of Child

He had been sexually abusing the child for over a year

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    Man Sentenced to Life After Continuous Sexual Abuse of Child

    A Royce City man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for continuous sexual abuse of a child last month.

    On February 28, Ivan Merida, 35, was sentenced by a Collin County Jury for sexually abusing a child for more than a year.

    “Collin County children are forever safe from this predator because this brave child found the courage to tell a family member,” said Greg Willis, District Attorney for Collin County.

    Once the victim turned 11 years old, she began to harm herself due to the sexual abuse. A family member noticed and asked her about it. She then disclosed the details of that abuse to them.

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    An investigation was initiated and Merida was found guilty. He is being held in the Collin County Jail with no chance for parole.  

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