Last week, Tomas Hernandez Lopez, 41, accepted a plea deal for sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl he was babysitting. The multiple assaults took place 10 years ago. He had been living as a fugitive until his luck ran out in September.
Had he stood trial, Lopez ran the risk of several first degree sexual assault convictions, and a much longer sentence.
According to court documents, police were told in 2000, that Lopez had assaulted the little girl on multiple occasions in the apartment where she lived with her mother. An arrest warrant was issued, but the Mexican national would elude the police for the next 10 years...[Full Article]