LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A former maintenance man has been sentenced to 99 years for three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a disabled woman.
Police say Robert Lopez-Parker, who is now 47-years-old, worked as a maintenance man at the woman’s apartment complex a year and a half before the assault. The assault happened in May 2018.
The victim told police Lopez-Parker posed as a maintenance man to gain access to her apartment, telling the victim he was there to make repairs, although he was no longer employed there at the time.
The victim told police that the man began taking off his clothes, telling her he was an old friend, asking why she didn't remember him.
The police report describes the alleged sexual assault in detail.
Multiple witnesses identified Lopez-Parker as a former employee, and said he was at the scene on the day of the assault. Witnesses told police he had been seen walking around knocking on doors.
Lopez-Parker is currently being held at the Lubbock County Detention Center.
After the sentencing, the victim's son thanked the jury and said this was "a great day, but a sad day."
He said it was sad because of what "this man did to my mom" but "it's a great day because ya'll delivered justice today."
"It's a great day because me and my family get to go home to our kids."
He told Lopez-Parker he would be praying for his four kids also.
Lopez-Parker said, “I apprecaite it.”
Lopez-Parker is also a convicted sex offender. According to Federal court records, he was convicted in 2001 of sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl in 2012 in Washington State. Then he was sentenced to 270 days in prison.
After he served his time, he was convicted in 2013 to 46 months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender.