Victor Calderon-Cardona, 32, of McKinney, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for continuous sexual abuse of a child, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
"These innocent children showed bravery beyond their years and made sure this predator will never again harm another child," added Willis.
In April 2018, one of Calderon-Cardona's young victims, age 10, told her school counselor that Calderon-Cardona sexually abused her for the past four years up to the present time. The counselor reported this information to law enforcement.
McKinney Police Department Detective Jennifer Grounds and Officer Bruno Siqueira investigated the case. During the investigation, they discovered another victim, age 12, that Calderon-Cardona knew and had access to. Both children were forensically interviewed by the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County and out-cried in detail about specific sexual assaults by Calderon-Cardona.
Calderon-Cardona pled guilty to continuous sexual abuse of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact. Judge John R. Roach Jr. assessed punishment at life in prison on continuous sexual abuse of a child and 20 years in prison for indecency with a child by sexual contact. By law, a sentence for continuous sexual abuse of a child is without eligibility for parole.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant Criminal District Attorneys Katherine Nolden and Geeta Singletary. They were aided by District Attorney Investigators Greg Bowers and Sarah Putman, Victim Assistance Coordinator Casey Hendrix, and Legal Secretary Christy Ware. Family advocates and CASA volunteers assisted the children and their family during trial.