HOUSTON—A Harris county jury found a Spring man guilty Tuesday of super aggravated sexual assault of a 4-year-old child.
Lucas Coe, 28, was accused of raping his girlfriend's daughter, Emma Thompson. She died last June from severe abdominal trauma.
Coe was dating Emma's mother Abigail Young at the time of her death.
Earlier this year, Young was sentenced to 20 years in prison for failing to protect her daughter.
Jurors deliberated Coe's fate for three and a half hours before convicting him. Coe can be sentenced to up to life in prison and will not be eligible for parole.
The jury is set to come back on Wednesday to begin the punishment phase in the trial.