Delgado sentenced to 60 years for sexual assault

Last week, Judge Russell Wilson, sentenced Rudy Delgado, Sr. to 60 years in prison for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in Atascosa County. The victim was a child under the age of 13 years and was a family friend. Rudy Delegado, Sr. was a resident of Atascosa County. His birthdate is April 23, 1956.

“Our Crimes Against Children prosecutor has been fighting hard in the courtroom to protect the children in our district,” said District Attorney Audrey Louis. “The bravery of the victim and the judge’s sentence ensure Mr. Delgado can never hurt another child. We hope the sentence also provides some peace and closure for the victim and family.”

This case was initially filed July 13, 2012. One of the major initiatives for Louis and her team at the 81st Judicial District Attorney’s office was to clear the backlog of the 700 Atascosa County cases she inherited when she took office in January. Many of those cases include sexual assault of children and murder.

Louis kept her campaign promises and hired a full-time victims advocate to keep victims informed throughout the legal process. They have also hired a full-time 17-year career prosecutor who is devoted to prosecuting crimes against children in all five counties.

Louis and her team have been meeting with children and their families who have been stuck in the backlog to keep them informed about the status of their cases and how they intend to move forward.

“Victims’ families deserve peace, justice and some degree of closure, “ said Louis. “I am determined to make that happen as quickly as possible.”