James Edward Borrego pled guilty to the offenses of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact before 240th District Court Judge Frank J. Fraley on August 6, 2021. Judge Fraley sentenced the 26 year-old Rosenberg man to 35 years in prison for the Aggravated Sexual Assault and 20 years for the Indecency with a Child in an agreement with prosecutors.
In May of 2018, Rosenberg Police officers were dispatched to a home in Rosenberg in reference to a sexual assault of a child. Upon arrival, the child’s mother told officers she’d found a video of Borrego sexually abusing her child. The child’s mother showed officers the video, which was collected as evidence. The defendant was located near the scene and taken into custody. Evidence showed that Borrego admitted to engaging in sexual conduct with the elementary- school-aged child and recording the act. During the investigation, led by Rosenberg Detective Taylor Surratt, the child disclosed additional acts of sexual abuse committed by the defendant.
Assistant District Attorney Tristyl McInnis said “I commend this child’s mother for taking immediate action to protect her child. This child is a hero for having the courage to speak out about the abuse. My hope is that the family can find solace in the outcome of this case, and that their voices encourage others to speak out to report and stop child abuse.”
District Attorney Brian Middleton commended the investigation, saying “Once more, the Rosenberg Police Department, Child Advocates of Fort Bend, and other agencies worked together to bring a sex offender to justice in Fort Bend County. I hope the resolution of these abhorrent cases brings some degree of peace to this child and the child’s family.”
Aggravated Sexual Assault is a first-degree felony punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact is a second-degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. The prison sentences will be served concurrently.