Victoria man sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a child

Victoria man found guilty in child sex abuse case

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Ruben Gonzales Mendoza, 54

VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas – A Victoria jury sentenced a 54-year-old man to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a child over several years. Ruben Gonzales Mendoza was found not guilty on count 3 of continuous sex abuse of a child with the victim under 14. The jury concluded he was guilty on count 4 of continuous sex abuse of a child with the victim under 14.

The verdict was returned Friday morning just before 11 a.m. The jury went into deliberations at 9:25 a.m.

On Oct. 17, 2019 Mendoza was indicted on multiple charges related to sexual abuse of a child. The incidents were from 2013 to 2016.

Ruben Gonzales Mendoza

Ruben Gonzales Mendoza, 54

Prison sentences for the offense of continuous sexual abuse of a child must be served day for day without parole.