District Judge Jay Weatherby revoked the probation of a man who convicted of sexual assault in July 2018 and sentenced him to 10 years in prison.
Weatherby sentenced Alex Jonathon Cabello, 21, on Oct. 10, a press release from the district attorneys’ offices of the 51st and 119th Judicial Districts states.
According to the press release:
On July 25, 2018, a Tom Green County jury found Cabello guilty of sexual assault and sentenced him to 10 years probation.
On July 10, 2019, less than a year from when the defendant was placed on probation, Assistant District Attorney Sara Reyes filed a motion to revoke Cabello’s probation alleging that he violated his probation terms in numerous ways.
On October 10, 2019, Weatherby presided over a hearing to decide whether the state could prove the defendant violated his probation and, if so, whether to revoke his probation and impose the original sentence, whether to sanction him informally as the probation department recommended, or whether to do something else.
Reyes presented evidence of the defendant’s violations of probation. Weatherby found that the defendant violated his probation by failing to make payments, failing to complete an inability to pay form, failing to permit a supervision officer from visiting defendant’s home or work, failing to make a diligent effort to secure employment, failing to provide proof of the level of defendant’s formal education, failing to complete community service, failing to report by mail to his probation officer, failing to pay for sex offender herapy and failing to comply with the Texas Sex Offender Registration Program.
Weatherby found that Cabello violated 12 conditions of his probation and chose not to engage in lesser sanctions available, such as those recommended by the probation department. Instead, Weatherby revoked Cabello’s probation and imposed the jury’s original sentence of 10 years.
“We want to thank Judge Weatherby for his careful consideration and strong statement against sexual violence in this case,” the district attorneys’ office said in the press release. “The judge’s decision is a powerful source of deterrence to potential predators in our community and, hopefully, a source of justice and a message of protection to our community at large and survivors of sexual assault specifically.
“We applaud the young lady who had the strength and courage to take the stand and confront her perpetrator during the original trial. We hope that this will be another step in the healing process that enables her to move forward from this awful period of her life. Prosecuting sexual crimes requires a team effort. Our office remains committed to working closely with the victims in these cases and seeking justice for our community.”