Grayson Co. man sentenced for child sex crimes

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GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas -- A man who was in the country illegally got life behind bars for sexually abusing a child in Grayson County.

Mauricio Avino, 42, pleaded guilty and got life in prison for one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Prosecutors say for years he abused a girl under 14 years old.

"For Child Abuse Awareness Month I think a life sentence sends an appropriate message to people who would hurt children in Grayson County," said Prosecutor Brett Smith.

He'll be eligible for parole in 30 years, and will be deported if he makes parole.