Child rapist sentenced to 40 years for ~super' aggravated assault

Nurse Practitioner Michelle Chavez

A Donna man will stay behind bars and could die in prison after being found guilty of sexually ab using a 2-year-old girl.

Victor Asamar, 56 was handed down a heavy sentence, 40 years without parole.

He was found guilty of what prosecutors call a "super" aggravated sexual assault.

The victim was an innocent 2-year-old girl.

Hidalgo County Prosecutor Robert Guerra said criminals take note when handed a heavy sentence. "It does lend degree of cold water shock to these guys when they find out its not something they can get down at 5 or ten years. When they're having 45-50 yrs it does have an impact on them, Guerra said.

Asmar was on trial since Monday, and a jury found him guilty on Thursday.

The 56-year-old handed a sentence 40 year prison sentence on the spot.

"It was basically the way she explained the situation and as far as her age the way she explained what was done to her| it TMs one of those things you don TMt want to hear, Nurse Practitioner Michelle Chavez said.

Chavez was the first nurse to examine the victim.

She is a child practitioner and has known this girl since birth.

It was quite shocking disturbing to say the least. So it was from there you know the exam...that I said she definitely needs to be referred out immediately, she said.

The 2-year-old girl was then examined by a doctor specializing in sexual abuse within 96 hours of the assault. The examination proved to be crucial medical evidence at trial.

Both Chavez and Guerra agree, open communication between a parent and child is key. "The quicker a child is able to explain to a parent what happened the quicker they are able to be examined by a medical profession and gives the state records to the evidence we can use against theses men or women at a level we wouldnt have if time passes."

Prosecutors said the sooner a rape victim can be taken for medical examination the better.