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Sentence handed down in 2011 sex crimes





A Hays teenager who has spent nearly the last 22 months in the county jail on felony sex-related charges, was sentenced Monday according to the terms of a plea agreement.

Now 18, Tre Carrasco was sentenced in Ellis County District Court to 100 months in prison on a single felony charge of sexual battery and two felony counts of aggravated battery.

He will be given credit for the almost 22 months he spent in the Ellis County Jail awaiting trial. Over the course of that time, he was represented by four attorneys, two of them asking to withdraw because of contentious relations.

Carrasco originally was charged in July 2011 with criminal sodomy and aggravated battery in connection with the assault of a woman in the 2900 block of Country Lane. He also was charged with two counts of aggravated burglary.

In the course of a plea agreement, Carrasco pleaded no contest in early March on the aggravated battery charges and the sexual battery complaint.

He was sentenced Monday to 56 months in prison on one aggravated battery charge, 32 months on the aggravated sexual battery charge and 12 for the remaining aggravated battery charge.

The burglary charges were dismissed in the course of the plea agreement.

District Judge Ed Bouker followed the plea agreement in handing down the sentence.