Man sentenced to 80 years in prison for sexually assaulting baby

Posted at 2:09 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 15:09:19-04

A Waco man was found guilty on all five counts of sexually assaulting, injuring and endangering a baby. He was sentenced to 80 years in prison on Thursday.

He was sentenced to 80 years for three counts and 2 years for 2 counts. He will serve them concurrently.

He also faces a $10,000 fine.

Patricio Medina was found guilty of relating to the injuries of a 1-month-old: one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child, two counts of injury to a child and two counts endangering a child.

According to the arrest affidavit, in March 2014, investigators were told by medical staff the 1-month-old baby had a skeletal survey that found bilateral rib fractures, 24 broken ribs and different stages of healing, left femur metaphyseal corner fracture, which is associated with non-accidental trauma and eye change that is consistent with shaking baby.

Medina admitted to using methamphetamines in the presence of the baby. He also tested positive for the drugs through a drug test with CPS. 

Medina admitted to squeezing the baby in his hands, causing the baby's ribs to break, shaking the baby and causing injury to her when he was upset with the baby's mother.

During a search of the home, two glass pipes were found, the affidavit said.

A warrant was then issued for his arrest in August 2015.

According to arrest records, Medina was booked into jail in April 2017.

Earlier this year, Medina was indicted on five counts relating to the injuries of the baby.

Assistant District Attorney Gabrielle Massey released a statement after sentencing: 

The jury’s verdict ensures that this toddler and all children will be safe from this predator for the next 80 years. Thanks to the work of CPS and Waco PD Crimes Against Children, the horrific first five weeks of this child’s life will not prevent her from having a safe and happy future.

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