Austin Man Sentenced for Sending Sexually Explicit Messages to a Monahans Girl

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - An Austin man will spend over 20 years behind bars after sending sexually explicit messages to a Monahans girl.

Mario Angel Alvarado was sentenced on Friday in a Midland Federal Court. 

Judge Rob Junell sentenced him to 22 years in prison.

According to investigators, the girl was posing as a 16-year-old, on a social networking site, when in fact, she was only 11.

Alvarado pleaded guilty to the charges back in July.

Alvarado was already a convicted sex offender and had recently been released from prison.

He will be on supervised release for life after he completes his sentence.