A Corpus Christi man who lured a Beeville teenager from a football game last year and then sexually assaulted her, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
David Lucio Martinez, 56, pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of sexual assault of a child in exchange for having his punishment capped at 15 years.
He could have received up to 20 years in prison.
Martinez is accused of picking the young girl up at a Beeville junior high school football game on the afternoon of Sept. 28, 2007.
The girl told authorities she was feeling ill during the game and called Martinez, whom she believed to be her grandfather, and asked for a ride home.
Martinez picked her up but instead of taking her home drove her to a spot nearby and sexually assaulted her.
Martinez was indicted on the matter in April 2008. He waived his rights to a trial by jury.
District Court Judge Joel Johnson presided over the case and determined Martinez’ sentence during a hearing in front of his bench on Friday.
In other action Friday, Johnson sentenced a Beeville cocaine dealer to 10 years in prison.
San Juanita “Janie” Ong, 51, agreed to plead guilty to the second degree offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell in exchange for having her punishment capped at 10 years in prison.
Beeville police investigators say they served a search warrant at Ong’s home on North Avenue D on Nov. 7, 2007, at which time they found 37 baggies containing cocaine in her lingerie drawer.
As part of her plea bargain, Ong will not have to pay a fine.