CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A former local teacher has been found guilty by a jury of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, according to officials with the 117th District Court.
Jurors were back in the courtroom Wednesday to begin the punishment phase of the trial of Joseph Sandoval.
Sandoval was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Victim impact statements were read in court after the sentencing.
Sandoval, a Portland resident, was arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force during a traffic stop in Taft in 2019 on a warrant out of Nueces County for sexual abuse of a child.
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