TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Mexican citizen has been deported after he accepted a plea deal for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Trinity girl back in February.
Fernando Miranda appeared in District Judge Kaycee L. Jones' courtroom for a plea hearing on April 14, according to Trinity County District Attorney Bennie Schiro. As part of Miranda's plea deal, he pleaded guilty to an indecency with a child charge.
Miranda will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, and he is banned from ever returning to the United States or having any further contact with the victim. As part of the deal, he also agreed to submit a DNA sample.
According to a previous East Texas News story, Miranda was originally charged with second-degree felony sexual assault of a child.
Schiro said officials from US immigration and Customs Enforcement picked Miranda up on April 16, and he was deported to Mexico later that day.
Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones said in a previous story that a person got concerned when he or she received texts from the 15-year-old victim, who thought she was pregnant. The person then contacted Officer Donald Givens with the Trinity Police Department.
The Trinity PD launched an investigation and interviewed the victim at her school.
Miranda was arrested in the 100 block of Calvin Street on Feb. 26.