A Mexican national has been sentenced for having sex with a 16-year old girl.
Francisco Perez-Orozco will have to serve a minimum of 15-years in prison for sexual battery.
Prosecutors say the 51-year old man started a sexual relationship with the girl in Mexico and it continued after they entered the United States illegally.
Eventually, they moved to a house in Wilder that belonged to a family member of the girl.
The girl had a miscarriage in August of last year.
Perez-Orozco told the court the whole thing is a misunderstanding.