A Dallas County man was sentenced to life in prison for raping a 23-month-old child he was baby-sitting.
Santos Rivera pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated sexual assault of a child. At his sentencing Thursday, he testified that he couldn't remember raping the toddler in May 2007 because he had been drinking and using cocaine.
Rivera baby-sat the boy while the child's mother worked as a waitress.
Rivera, who said he did not recall having sexual feelings for children, was raped when he was 7 years old on his way home from school in El Salvador. He left home six months later and lived on the streets.
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At age 17, he was jailed for three months in El Salvador for trying to extort money.