Man Gets Life Sentence for Raping 6-Year-Old Boy

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Life in prison.

That's the sentence for a West Texas man who admitted to raping a 6-year-old boy, more than once, three years ago.

32-year-old Dusty Gus Hernandez confessed just as his trial started on Monday.

On Wednesday afternoon, he was sentenced to life in prison.

Hernandez jumped bail the night before his original trial was set to begin.

After spending nearly a year on the run, he was about to be featured on "America's Most Wanted" when investigators found him at a home in Arlington, Texas.