WAXAHACHIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Midlothian, Texas man was sentenced to 50 years in prison without parole, after pleading guilty to continuous sexual abuse of a child.
Paul Jon Flanigan, 37, took the 12-year-old victim, the daughter of a former girlfriend, to Planned Parenthood in Dallas in an attempt to get an abortion in November 2018.READ MORE: UPDATE: Investigation Continues Into Cause Of Military Plane Crash Into Texas Neighborhood
Planned Parenthood notified law enforcement and an investigation began.
The child was forensically interviewed and she said Flanigan had sex with her.READ MORE: Redistricting, Transgender Athletes & COVID Mandates On Agenda Of Texas' 3rd Special Session
The molestation began when she was 11 and continued up until Flanigan found out she was pregnant.
The sexual acts occurred in both Dallas and Ellis counties.
In February of 2019, the child gave birth and DNA results confirmed Flanigan was the father of the victim’s baby.MORE NEWS: Homeland Security Chief At Texas-Mexico Border As Thousands Of Migrants Crowd In Makeshift Camp
“Paul Flanigan stole the innocence of a child,” said Assistant County and District Attorney Habon Mohamed, who prosecuted the case. “Flanigan will serve a just punishment for his perverse actions,” Mohamed added.