A Brownwood man admitted he violated his probation for sexual assault of a child and was sentenced to seven years in prison in a plea bargain.

Pancho Villerreal, 21, took the deal Thursday in 35th District Court, minutes before a contested hearing involving his case was to have started. He will be required to register as sex offender for life, prosecutor Sam Moss said.

District Judge Steve Ellis adjudicated Villerreal and approved the plea bargain negotiated by Moss and defense attorney William Nellis of Dallas.

Ellis swore in numerous witnesses, who ended up not being needed, as Nellis spoke with Villerreal outside the courtroom before announcing he was taking the plea bargain.

Villerreal was placed on 10 years deferred adjudication in August 2007 in the sexual assault case, Moss said at the hearing. Villerreal and the victim weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend, but were friends and had dated, Moss said later.

Villerreal is also serving probation after being convicted in a jury trial of indecency with a child stemming from an an incident with his teenage girlfriend. That case is on appeal, Moss said at the hearing. If the appeals court affirms the case, Villerreal will be discharged from probation in that case because it would be served concurrently with his prison sentence, Moss said.

In other recent sentencings:

Tabatha Lee Hyles pleaded guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity and was sentenced to nine years in prison. Hyles pleaded guilty to theft - enhanced and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail. Hyles, on probation for forgery, was revoked and sentenced to 12 months in state jail.

Rudolfo Hernandez Lopez, on probation for kidnaping, was adjudicated and sentenced to two years in prison.

Frank Adam Frausto, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was revoked and sentenced to 20 months in state jail.

Margaret Michelle Hildebrand, on probation for burglary of a building and possession of a controlled substance, wad adjudicated on each case and sentenced to 20 months in state jail.

Tina Marie McDonald, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was adjudicated and sentenced to 10 months in state jail.

Abelehza Herrera pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter and was sentenced to six years in prison. Herrera, on probation for engaging in organized criminal activity - forgery, was revoked and sentenced to six years in prison. Herrera, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was revoked and sentenced to 18 months in state jail.