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Horseshoe Bay father receives 23 life sentences for molesting daughter
The River Cities Daily Tribune ^ | July 19, 2013 | Connie Swinney

Posted on 07/20/2013 9:55:46 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy

BURNET — A Burnet County jury on July 18 sentenced 40-year-old Robert Michael Arteaga to 23 consecutive life sentences after he was found guilty of multiple child sex assault and child pornography charges, according to the 33rd/424th District Attorney’s Office.

“The grooming was there from the beginning,” said Assistant District Attorney Stacy Street. “It was her biological father, and it was happening as often as two to three times a week.”

Arteaga was convicted on 23 counts of sexual assault of a child and 17 counts of possession of child pornography after a trial that lasted four days in Burnet County district court.

During the proceedings, Arteaga’s 16-year-old daughter spent three hours on the witness stand recounting sexual abuse, which she testified lasted from age 4 to15. “Her most memorable childhood memories are of her father perpetrating this abuse against her, and I think the jury become very angry,” Street said. “They listened to all the things that he had done and how he treated her differently than her two siblings, preyed upon her and made her feel a lot of guilt and shame when she expressed she didn’t want to continue anymore.”

According to investigators, in 2011, the teenager told a school counselor about the alleged sexual abuse by her father occuring at their home in Horseshoe Bay South.

The victim resided in the home with Arteaga, her stepmother and two siblings.

According to her testimony, the abuse started when the family lived in Harris County and continued over several years as they moved to Blanco County and then Burnet County.

“He assaulted her in every way imaginable. He also possessed 20 images of child pornography, some of them of her,” Street said. “It sends an important message that when you steal the life of a child as this predator did as he abused her from age 4 to 15, the price to pay for that is the rest of your life.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: hell; pedophile
IMHO, rabid animals should be taken outside and shot.

At least there will be a warm place waiting for him when he completes his sentence.

1 posted on 07/20/2013 9:55:46 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Central Texas


2 posted on 07/20/2013 10:03:45 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Bubba_Leroy

General population should do the trick.


3 posted on 07/20/2013 10:04:59 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Bubba_Leroy

In general population -


4 posted on 07/20/2013 10:05:11 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

still not enough IMO


5 posted on 07/20/2013 10:05:59 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: SkyDancer

JINX!!!


6 posted on 07/20/2013 10:06:27 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Is thee no mothr?


7 posted on 07/20/2013 10:07:30 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

8 posted on 07/20/2013 10:10:54 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Menehune56

It is about 50 miles west of Austin. It is a good conservative community.

My understanding is that it took the jury less than an hour to decide to give him the maximum punishment that they could. He will be eligible for parole in approximately 575 years.


9 posted on 07/20/2013 10:12:04 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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10 posted on 07/20/2013 10:12:27 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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He will be eligible for parole in approximately 575 years

He will be dead in less than one.

11 posted on 07/20/2013 10:16:23 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

The constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, but for some I’m willing to make an exception.


12 posted on 07/20/2013 10:16:56 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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Robert Michael Arteaga is no different than a dangerously sick feral animal and should be put down ASAP. Allowing this vermin to breath for years in prison is unconscionable.


13 posted on 07/20/2013 10:17:45 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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Another sexually depraved Mexican. And Obama, Ryan and Rubio want to in 50 million of them?


15 posted on 07/20/2013 10:29:18 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: SkyDancer

hopefully they don’t kill him.He needs to live the hell his daughter dealt with for the rest of his life.


16 posted on 07/20/2013 10:29:49 AM PDT by ping jockey (Justice is blind)
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To: ping jockey

Depends on what sort of prison he goes to. Some are really bad so hopefully he’ll go to one of those.


17 posted on 07/20/2013 10:46:09 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: whitedog57
Another sexually depraved Mexican.Is he Mexican? Is he illegal? Not sure what your point is. Well, actually, I do know, just not sure if that applies here, or if its another knee jerk reaction that we sometimes get here.
18 posted on 07/20/2013 12:28:42 PM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: ping jockey

http://www.dcourttexas.org/BU0415-CRIM-Jury-Mills.PDF

He’d already been behind bars a year before his trial. See the two lists of offenses. He also had a court appointed attorney. Horseshoe Bay is a wealthy community where people like Dallas Cowboy’s Roger Staubach have homes. However, nearby are scummy nasty places which sounds like that’s where this freak is from.


19 posted on 07/20/2013 12:45:05 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Menehune56

Thanks, the nearest “Horseshoe Bay” to me is in Canada.


20 posted on 07/20/2013 12:48:56 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: umgud; et al

The constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, but for some I’m willing to make an exception.


Who is to define ‘cruel and unusual’? Kind of like pornography, religion, and beer...every body has their own ideas.

I think the ‘cruel and unusual’ should be the cornerstone of punishment. The rate of recidivism bolsters my position.

Hanging, amputation, hot iron branding, tar to feather, painful labor, shunning, and ostracism have a VERY GOOD track record through most history. But the denial of responsibility by all, has bred a nation of sheep.

My 2 cents worth well spent.


21 posted on 07/20/2013 7:17:07 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Any law repugnant to the Constitutuon is null and void.....ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS! It's the Law.)
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