Man sentenced to 17 years for sexual assault of a child

A Hidalgo County man has been sentenced to spend the next 17 years in prison for sexually abusing a child, according to a news release.

Alejandro Duran Chavez, 34, will serve two 17-year terms concurrently after being found guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony.

Chavez was arrested Jan. 24, and sentenced June 24.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to correct information regarding the number of victims in the case, of which there was one.