LaHood Says Enhanced Is Status Quo

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District Attorney Nico LaHood takes Child Abuse cases seriously.

DA continues to push for change in
Child Abuse laws

SAN ANTONIO, TX  –  One day after a woman was arrested and accused of hurting three children, the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office announced a woman in a separate child abuse case has taken a plea deal.

Nico LaHood Starts A Child Abuse Division

Porucha Phillips, 34, entered a plea to two counts of injury to a child-serious bodily injury and received a sentence of 50 years in prison.

Phillips was arrested in April of 2016 after deputies found a three-year-old and a four-year-old tied with a dog chain and leash in the back of a North East side backyard.

Two other suspects still face charges in this case.

“We’re still in that negotiating process.  This sets the tone.  We’re showing how serious we are about this case,” District Attorney Nico LaHood said.

LaHood said he takes child abuse cases seriously.  Last legislative session he pushed to have the law “enhanced.”  He said it would give a judge or jury the opportunity to give the appropriate punishment for some of the most horrific abuse cases they see.

“It’s an enhancement, which always makes people feel uncomfortable, but all it’s doing is bringing everything up to status quo,” LaHood said.  “We have that in other areas of the law with sexual assaults, with family violence, domestic violence situations.”

LaHood said he would push to have the laws changed again in the next legislative session.

3 thoughts on “LaHood Says Enhanced Is Status Quo”

    1. Irene, Thank You so much for your input!
      Itotally agree, in fact, I posted Mr. LaHood when he took office in January 2015, and I can only say that he is a very Good Man that has not compromised on what he believes and wants. If only there were more people with values like this man.
      Sincerely,
      Robert

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