Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

San Antonio Man Who Filmed Himself Raping a 7-year-old Girl Given Eight Life Sentences 

  • Bexar County Jail
A San Antonio man convicted of sexually assaulting a child has received eight life sentences.

Jose Trinidad Gonzalez was found guilty Friday for his 2017 rape of a 7-year-old girl, according to KSAT. Gonzalez, 36, was arrested after the girl's mother found a video of Gonzalez raping the girl on a tablet that he owned and that the girl used to play video games.

He faced 11 charges, including three counts of sexual performance of a child, three counts of possession of child pornography, two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, two counts of indecency with a child by contact and one count of violation of sex offender registration. At the time of his arrest, it was discovered that Gonzalez failed to register his address with law enforcement officials. He was previously convicted of sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping in 2002, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Gonzalez was found guilty of all 11 charges, according to the Express-News.

Due to Gonzalez's previous convictions, his newer charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by contact carry heavier charges. When he was convicted for his 2017 charges, automatic life sentences were granted.

On Monday, Judge Velia Meza approved a motion from the DA's office for the sentences to be served consecutively. Gonzalez must serve 140 years before being considered for parole.

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 12, 2022

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation