Polk County trial

David Ortiz
David Ortiz

by Christa Lollis

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Polk County jury deliberated for 40 minutes today before sentencing a man to 18 years in prison.

Yesterday David Ortiz denied he ever touched a 7 year old girl inappropriately but a jury found him guilty of indecency with a child.

During the punishment phase today he admitted he needed help and that he had an abnormal interest in young girls according the DA. He also said he agreed with the jury's decision.

Ortiz was also order to pay a 10,000 dollar fine.