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Man sentenced to life in prison for violently sexually assaulting 21-month-old girl

Child's mother charged injury to a child by omission

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SAN ANTONIO – A man will be spending the rest of his life in prison for violently sexually assaulting a toddler.

Isaac Cardenas was sentenced today to life without parole Thursday.

He was convicted earlier this month on four counts of super aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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Prosecutors said Cardenas abused his girlfriend's 21-month-old daughter, leaving her with injuries too graphic to describe.

Cardenas blamed it on a dog attack, but the evidence didn't add up.

His girlfriend, Crystal Herrera, was charged with injury to a child by omission.