SAN DIEGO - Reynaldo Maldonado of Freer took a plea agreement Thursday morning on three counts of sexual assault of a child.

According to Duval County District Attorney's Office, the 54-year-old was accused of the crime in 2013 by his stepdaughter.

The victim, who was 14 at the time of the crime, told her parents that Maldonado had violated her on three separate occasions. 

The victim was prepared to take the stand on Maldonado's trial. However, Maldonado decided to take a plea agreement that included 15 years in a Texas prison.

Maldonado had been incarcerated since March 2017.

Maldonado will remain at the Duval County jail until his transport to a Texas prison.