A 45-year-old man of DeLand, Florida was sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl. Antonio Hernandez pleaded no contest to both charges of sexual battery and lewd and lascivious molestation. Hernandez was sentenced by Circuit Judge James Clayton to 15 years in prison, as well as 15 years of sexual offender probation after Hernandez’s prison term is served. According to the investigators, the attack occurred while the child was walking near her home. Hernandez called the girl over and claimed he had some items that belonged to her inside his home and when the girl tried to leave, Hernandez attacked.
Rape is not only a physically violent crime, but also physically invasive and psychologically damaging to its victims. This man was charged with both criminal charges regarding the rape and sexual predator charges. Minors have rights just like adults. If you would like to read more on this story please read Man of DeLand, Florida sentenced to 15 years in prison after raping minor female.