BONHAM — Nelson Jimmy Rodriguez Jr., made an appearance in the 336th state District Court Friday.
Rodriquez has been indicted on two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges.
The children that have accused Rodriguez of abusing them are his own siblings. The actions alleged to have been going on inside the family’s Trenton home came to light back in September 2015 when Jhoel Noria, Rodriguez’s 12-year-old brother, was struck by an SUV and killed while waiting for a school bus near their home. In December of that year, police arrested the children’s mother, Noemi Isobel Noria on injury of a child charges for failing to supervise Jhoel. Then the other children in the household began to make outcries of abuse. Police also arrested Pedro Noria, 28, father to some of the children in the house, and Rodriquez.
Public records show that Noemi Noria now faces one count of continuous sexual assault of a child under 14, one count of injury to a child and one count of indecency with a child sexual contact. Pedro Noria, pleaded guilty in January to one count of indecency with a child sexual contact and was sentenced to four years in prison.
The state’s case against Rodriguez is set to go to trial in November but could be delayed because the other case set to go at that time features a defendant who remains in jail.