HOUSTON A 24-year-old Magnolia man convicted of sexually assaulting his girlfriend s daughter and giving her herpes was given a lengthy prison sentence.

Erik Medrano was arrested on May 4 and charged with super-aggravated sexual assault of a child. Police said Medrano assaulted the little girl at a Super 8 Motel.

According to court documents, the 4-year-old victim complained of pain to her grandmother, who then reported the alleged assault to police.

When investigators interviewed the girl, she told them she was assaulted by Medrano in a small room by a pool. Investigators later determined that the room was a unit at a Super 8 on Keefer Street in Tomball.

When investigators interviewed Medrano, they said he admitted to spending time with the victim and her sister at the motel, but insisted that he didn t touch them.

Investigators said Medrano also denied having herpes, but he tested positive for the virus when he submitted to a blood test.

Medrano was sentenced to serve 50 years in prison. His lawyer is appealing the ruling.

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