LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Editor's note: The following story contains graphic language.
A 38-year-old Lufkin man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an 8-month-old baby boy in March.
Randy Lee Casper is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Casper appeared in Judge Barry Bryan's 217th Judicial District Court Wednesday for a bench trial. However, Casper agreed to the plea deal during the hearing. As part of the plea deal, Casper is looking at between 5 and 30 years of prison time.
"I'm glad that he admitted to what he did," said the victim's mother. "He deserves what is going to happen to him. I hope he goes to the state penitentiary for time for him to sit there and think about what he did."
After a pre-sentencing investigation, Bryan will set Casper's prison sentence. The sentencing phase of the case should occur within the next 45 days.
"I really think the judge is going to have to review the pre sentence investigation and make that determination for himself," said prosecuting attorney Carey Jensen. "We're not hoping for anything, we just want to see that justice is done."
According to the arrest warrant, a Angelina County Sheriff's Office deputy was dispatched to an Angelina County residence on March 22. The mother and father told the deputy that their baby had been sexually assaulted by Casper.
The mother explained she became suspicious when she started seeing evidence that the baby had been molested. She said her and the father confronted Casper and he admitted to molesting the baby on more than one occasion.
When the deputy interviewed Casper, he said he had touched the baby in that area "to see if he pooped."
A SANE exam was conducted, which showed redness and acute trauma to the baby's rear end.