Second man in Cleveland child rape case pleads guilty

June 19, 2012 4:37:43 AM PDT
A man accused of taking part in the repeated sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Southeast Texas with 19 other young men and boys has pleaded guilty in the case.

Court records show that Marcus Porchia was sentenced earlier this month to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child. Another man pleaded guilty in the case in December.

Porchia's sentence will run concurrently with a 15-year term for a separate assault charge.

The 27-year-old has agreed to testify against his co-defendants, whose trials are not set.

Authorities say the girl was assaulted on at least five occasions over a three-month period in 2010 in Cleveland, about 45 miles northeast of Houston.