An Allen man will spend the next 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a child, according to the Collin County District Attorney.
Alejandro Amoles, 40, started to sexually abuse the child when they were 5 years old, the DA's office said. Amoles had a relationship with the child's family.
Authorities said the child told a family friend, who was in town for a weekend, about the abuse. The friend then reported the abuse to law enforcement.
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"This child suffered an entire year of unspeakable abuse before bravely reporting this predator to a trusted family friend," Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis said in a statment.
Wylie police Det. Chad Hermes investigated the case and the child was forensically interviewed by the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County.