Man to Die in Jail after Assaulting Niece

An Amarillo judge wants to make sure a three time convicted criminal will not strike again.

Victor Joe Cortez was given four life sentences today for sexually abusing his niece over the course of a year.

The 41-year-old was first tried in 1999 for indecency with a child.

Cortez had also been previously convicted of aggravated robbery.