A Brownsville man will spend the next 50 years in prison for sexually abusing two children under the age of 14.
A jury convicted 49-year-old Eloy Morin on Thursday in the 103rd state District Court on two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child and one count of indecency with a child by contact.
According to online Brownsville Police Department records, Morin was arrested in March 2017 on the charges.
On Friday, the jury sentenced him to 50 years without the possibility of parole on the two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child and five years on the indecency with a child by contact count. The sentences will run concurrently.
According to the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office, the two children were closely acquainted with Morin during the time of the abuse.
The children initially did not disclose the sexual abuse out of fear, but one of the victims came forward and convinced the other victim to disclose the sexual abuse to law enforcement, authorities said.
“On behalf of the citizens of CameronCounty my most sincere thank you to the jury for showing the courage to do the right thing,” Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz said in a press release. “And congratulations to the Child Abuse Unit for once again removing a sexual predator from our community.”
Also, Morin will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life, court documents show.