Hector Gonzalez (photo) was sentenced to four years in prison for molesting a four-year-old girl he babysat for months in El Paso County, Texas
A man from Texas who has been convicted of molesting a four-year-old girl has been sentenced to probation, furious in his community, and has prompted two more young victims to bring charges against him.
Hector Gonzalez avoided the prison under a deal with prosecutors in El Paso County after he was found guilty of one crime and one crime illegal sexual contact in exchange for dropping four other crime charges.
He was accused of abusing the four-year-old girl from September 2017 to July 2018, weeks before he was arrested.
The mild four-year sentence conditionally shocked the victim's family.
& # 39; I feared the plea, & # 39; said the girl's grandmother, Valerie Montoya, to KOAA.
& # 39; Why could this man drive into the sunset as if he were doing nothing? People go to jail for much less than what this man did. & # 39;
The sentence also led KOAA investigators to uncover a second case where two other young women claimed that Gonzalez attacked them when they were around the same age as the first victim.
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The mild sentence led KOAA researchers to discover a second case in which two other young women claimed that Gonzalez (photo) abused them ten years ago when they were children
Montoya, her granddaughter's main caretaker, explained that Gonzalez and his wife Susan lived across the street and often offered to look after the girl while she was working.
& # 39; If there were days when I might be late for work, I would call Hector or Susan or send a text message and say, "I'm late, can you catch the kids?", She said .
Gonzalez & # 39; several times watched the granddaughter of Montoya while his wife was out of town at night and during the weekend.
Montoya first suspected something was wrong when she noticed her granddaughter's reaction to him at a pool party.
& # 39; Hector took the hand of my granddaughters and said: & # 39; Come on, you stay with me today, & she said.
& # 39; My granddaughter turned around and looked at me and had tears in her eyes. That keeps playing in my head because I didn't know if the tears were in her eyes because she was leaving Grandma's house, or was it because she was going there and something bad would happen? & # 39;
The four-year-old finally revealed what had happened to Gonzalez to her family, who brought her to a local hospital for a sexual assault package.
Valerie Montoya, whose four-year-old granddaughter was molested by Gonzalez from September 2017 to July 2018, expressed indignation at the probationary period
Montoya said she felt guilty about not being aware of what was happening.
Asked about red flags like the many gifts from Gonzalez to her granddaughter, Montoya said: & I think I should have caught this and the red flags you are talking about, I didn't see anything then and I think I know that she is across the street with him and I am in my own house. & # 39;
After the abuse was revealed, Montoya moved from the house where the family had lived for 15 years.
& # 39; We never intended to relocate, but at the end of the day you can only rearrange your living room in so many ways & she said. & # 39; You still have to leave that front door and that house (Gonzalez & # 39;) has become that house. & # 39;
Mikayla Windley (photo) accused Gonzalez of abusing her for a five-year period that began when she was five years old and he was her nanny
After Gonzalez was convicted earlier this year, two more victims reported to KOAA and claimed that Gonzalez had abused them ten years ago. They claimed that the public prosecutor ignored their reports.
Mikayla Windley, now an adult, told the outlet that Gonzalez abused her for a five-year period that began when she was five years old.
Like the first victim, Windley said the abuse occurred when Gonzalez babysat her while her parents were out of town.
He would have threatened: & # 39; Don't tell anyone or I'll kill you and your family. & # 39;
Windley finally reported the abuse when she was nine.
Years later, she is still emotionally marked by the ordeal.
& # 39; I am paranoid about everything, & # 39; she said. & # 39; Since all this has happened, I am afraid he will find me, kill him, molest him again. It just changed who I am. & # 39;
Kassondra Madson (photo) said that Gonzalez started molesting her when she was four
A third victim, Kassondra Madson, said that Gonzalez started molesting her when she was four.
The abuse escalated to rape when she was around seven, Madson said.
& # 39; He took my self-confidence away and he really took my youth away, & # 39; she said.
Windley and Madson have both raised their charges with the police and Gonzalez was arrested in 2009 for four counts of sexual abuse on a child.
The case was rejected and closed in 2011 at the request of the 4th judicial office. KOAA reported obtained legal documents that it was partially withdrawn because & # 39; more investigation was needed & # 39 ;.
The prosecutor's office Dan May said he was not available to answer News 5 questions.
Gonzalez has since moved to New York, where according to test reports he will remain on trial until 2023.
Windley and Madson comfort each other in a recent interview with KOAA
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