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Woman Sentenced to 52 Years for Sexual
Abuse of a Child
February 6, 2017
Today, Aimee Charlene Orgo, 37, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for each of
two charges of Sexual Assault of a Child and 12 years in prison for one charge
of Sexual Performance by a Child.
On March 2, 2017, after entering a plea
of guilty to the charges in the 56th District Court, Orgo elected to have jury
determine her punishment and a trial on punishment began. Over the course of
the day, the victim testified about the sexual abuse that occurred in October
2015 which was reported by the victim to the school and friends shortly afterwards.
The victim outlined for the jury the extent of the sexual abuse and where the
sexual abuse took place, telling the jury about sexual abuse that happened in
August 2013. The State also presented additional witness testimony and other
evidence corroborating the victim’s testimony.
Orgo, who had no criminal history, faced
a sentencing range of 5 years to 99 years, or life, in the Institutional
Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for both of the Sexual
Assault charges and 2 years to 20 years for the Sexual Performance by a Child
charge. After hearing closing arguments on March 3, 2017 and deliberating for
about three hours, the jury set Orgo’s punishment at 20 years in prison for
each of the sexual assault cases and 12 years for the sexual performance by a
child case. The court, at the request of the State, stacked the sentences,
meaning Orgo will serve each sentence consecutively essentially making the
sentence 52 years. Orgo will be required to serve at least one-half of each
sentence before being eligible for parole, which will be in about 26 years.
Once released from prison Orgo will be required to register for life, every 90
days, as a sex offender.
Orgo was prosecuted by Assistant
District Attorneys Beverly Armstrong and Charlotte Kim in the 56th District
Court, with Judge Lonnie Cox presiding. The investigation was conducted by the
Texas City Police Department.
Orgo’s codefendant and husband, Matthew
Bryan Orgo, is awaiting trial which is scheduled for March 27, 2017. He was
arrested for two charges of Sexual Assault of a Child, one charge of Aggravated
Sexual Assault of a Child, and one charge of Sexual Performance by a Child.
Criminal District Attorney
County District Attorney's Office