An Abilene man was sentenced Friday afternoon to 40 years in prison for continuous sexual abuse of a child.
Franklin Elvin Fenley, 46, also must register as a sex offender.
Fenley pleaded guilty in April to the first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison. He waived his right to a trial and confessed to the crime, according to court documents.
Fenley had a sexual relationship with a girl younger than 14 from June 2015 through January 2016, the court documents state.
Fenley has been in the Taylor County Jail since Jan. 8, 2016, on bonds totaling $150,000. He will be transferred to a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility.
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Berano said the 13 and 10-year-old victims were believed to be pregnant based on the pregnancy test on Saturday.
“The mother of the victims seldom visits their children because they are in an on-and-off relationship. The grandmother disclosed that her daughter is being abused by the suspect,” Berano said.
The victims were also rescued and now under the custody of “Balay Pasirugan” in Barangay Pating, also in Masbate City.
Investigation also revealed that the 13 and 10-year-old victims were also raped by their 50-year-old uncle, the husband of their father’s sister. Weeks before the revelation of the incident, the uncle, who was not named by police, left their house, also in Batuhan village, and went to Manila. Investigations revealed that he gave money to his victims so they would not tell their parents of his actions.
Berano also learned that Amaro also raped his two children from his first wife. Authorities are still coordinating with his first wife’s family for further investigation. JE/rga