ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A child rapist, who was facing a life sentence, will spend 30 years behind bars after cutting a deal Monday.
The victim's 8-year-old sister witnessed what happened that night and helped put the rapist, Ralph Maestas, behind bars.
A video from the little girl was played in court Monday.
"I got really angry at Ralph because he hurt my little sister," the girl said.
The little girl then told the judge how she held her injured little sister afterwards.
Maestas raped his girlfriend's 1-year-old daughter in 2009 in Albuquerque.
It led to the little girl having extensive surgery.
Maestas was arrested eight months later when the baby's older sister told her therapist she saw the rape.
Maestas was facing life, but instead pleaded no contest to several charges, including child rape, in exchange for a 30-year sentence.
The sisters, along with their brother are now in foster care.
The baby's foster mother testified about how she met the baby in the hospital.
"She was black and blue, bruises across her face, mouth and looked like a hand had been pressed against it," the foster mom said.
After the incident, the baby's mother told police she noticed the baby's bleeding but did not call 911 because she did not want an ambulance bill.
CYFD had taken away her children before for neglect.
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