Odessa man sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting child

ODESSA -- An Odessa man has been sentenced to spend the next 50 years in jail for child sex crimes.

Abel Armendariz was on trial and charged with sexual assault of a child.

According to the Ector County District Attorney's Office, a jury found Armendariz guilty of the charge and he was then sentenced to spend 50 years in prison.

Armendariz was arrested in 2010 after he was accused of taking an underage neighbor into his apartment and having sex with her.

Melissa Williams and Scott Turner prosecuted the case and Michael McLeaish represented Armendariz.