A Florida mother begged a man who was was convicted of keeping pornographic images of her missing daughter to reveal where she is.
“Please tell me where my daughter is; look me in the face and tell me,” Rita Hernandez said through an interpreter. She then broke down and cried. Suspect Jorge Guerrero-Torres, 29, stayed silent as the victim’s mother wept and begged him to talk for 10 minutes, the News-Press reported.
Hernandez’s 9-year-old daughter, Diana Alvarez, has been missing since May 2016.
Guerrero-Torres was convicted in May for the pornographic images. This week, additional molestation charges were tacked on, according to an NBC affiliate. On Monday, he was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Guerrero-Torres apologized to the court through a translator. "I'm sorry. I apologize. That is all, he said"
Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno stated,"Our investigation leaves us confident that Jorge Guerrero played a role in Diana's disappearance. Our focus has always been and continues to revolve around bringing Diana home to her family."
Hernandez said she blames herself for her missing child. She explained, "Everyday I blame myself for opening the door of my home to him. He had women. To get involved with a girl that was just 8 years old, she wasn't even 10 or 15. She was just a girl. She was just a baby."
[Image: Crime Stoppers and Lee County Sheriff's Office]