This is the sort of thing that people should pay close attention to when it comes to our judges and the way they sentence sex offenders. Why this man gets probation and another person caught with pot can get 10 years, I have NO idea! Disgusting! Isn’t it?
A man accused of molesting a teenage girl plead guilty to enticing a child, and is sentenced to seven years probation.
Carlos Humberto Cardenas appeared before Judge Benjamin Euresti with the 107th state District Court in Cameron County on Monday morning.
Brownsville police originally arrested Cardenas on a second-degree felony indecency with a child charge back in February 2013.
The victim’s family was at the Brownsville court house this morning for the sentencing, but they tell us they left disappointed.
Since the incident in 2012, the victim and her mother live in Ohio.
She told Action 4 News, she wants to know why he didn’t get jail time, and why was the charge reduced in the first place.
She said Cardenas had access to her daughter through her family.
They fear that Cardenas could victimize another child.
“She’s my little girl and I am 18 hundred miles away. The way the situation got handled was because I was here not there, that he got off so easy. It’s not fair, what justice my daughter gets from this nothing. He got seven years of probation.”
Court records show Cardenas will also have to register as a sex offender.
Under state law, if he violates the terms of his probation, he could face jail time.
Action 4 put in a call to the District Attorney’s Office to find out why they accepted Cardenas plea deal.
Calls have not been returned.