Odessa man to serve two life sentences

Joel John Valdez was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault of a child
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Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 7:55 PM CDT
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - On September 20th an Ector County jury found Valdez guilty and on September 21st the jury sentenced him to life in prison on both counts.

During the trial, the victim testified that they had sexual relations with Valdez on multiple occasions while he was on probation for the sexual assault of a different child.

The judge ordered his life sentences to run concurrently and ordered his probation revocation sentence to run consecutively, meaning he must serve the 20-year sentence he is already serving before his life sentence begins.

Valdez will be eligible for parole in approximately 40 years.