A sentence has come down in the case of a Brazoria County man who impregnated his 11-year-old stepdaughter, and it's a steep one: Life in prison with no chance of parole.
KTRK, which broke the story and has been following it, says a judge handed down the sentence recently.
They are not identifying the convicted man because it would identify the victim.
The sentence -- equivalent to what someone convicted of capital murder would get if the death penalty was not given -- comes in a case where school officials first noticed the very young girl showing signs of pregnancy two years ago.
She gave birth by C-section in December 2009 and DNA tests proved the stepfather was the father. He had been insisting on his innocence throughout the investigation.
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The victim told authorities the stepfather had been having sex with her since she was six years old, according to court documents.