Francis man sentenced for sexual abuse
A 3rd District Court judge sentenced a Francis man on Monday to at least 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a family member.
Nabor Estrada Robles, age 33, pleaded guilty in March to two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, each first-degree felonies. Monday Judge Paige Petersen sentenced Robles to 15 years-to-life for each count.
Robles, who was arrested in December, admitted to sexually abusing the victim while he was in a position of special trust, according to court documents. The victim confided in a friend and was encouraged to disclose to a school counselor.
Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Joy Natale said the victim testified at the hearing. However, during her testimony Robles waived the rest of the hearing and accepted the plea deal. Robles was originally charged with five first-degree felonies.
"We came to a resolution which involved him pleading guilty to the aggravated sexual abuse," Natale said. "I felt like that was in the victim’s best interest to not have to testify and go to trial and be put through that again.
"The deal would be something that would hold him accountable and send him to prison for a very long time and have him deported," she added.
Natale said Robles is currently on a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold. She said he will serve the minimum term of 15 years and then be released to U.S. Immigration for deportation proceedings.
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