Hugo Aguilar was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child by a jury of his peers on November 4, 2021, before that same jury sentenced him to 25 years in prison.
The 49-year old Sugar Land resident was indicted for molesting a child in 2014.
Evidence presented by prosecutors Jessica Ramos and Tristyl McInnis, with the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, revealed that Aguilar sexually abused his female victim inside his residence when the victim was 11 and 12 years old.
Lead prosecutor Jessica Ramos stated, “The jury deliberated for less than an hour before handing down their guilty verdict. In a case with no physical evidence, the swiftness of the jury’s verdict reaffirms the power that a victim’s voice has in a court of law. I am so proud of the victim in this case for using her voice so that a Fort Bend County jury could serve justice.”
McInnis added, “Children are some of the most vulnerable members of our community and; therefore, need the most support and advocacy. We are so fortunate to have Child Advocates of Fort Bend serving our community, including providing therapy for children and families who have suffered abuse.”
District Attorney Brian Middleton added, “My office’s highest priority is to protect the most vulnerable in our community; including women, children, and the elderly. This verdict is another instance of justice for our children and our families.”
Aguilar was tried in the 434th District Court before Presiding Judge J. Christian Becerra. Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child is a first degree felony punishable by 5 to 99 years, or life, in prison and a fine up to $10,000.