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Former Tejano star convicted of raping his niece released from prison

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Tejano star Joe Lopez has been released from jail. (KTRK)

A former Tejano singer, convicted of sexually assaulting his niece, was released from a Huntsville prison Thursday.

Former lead singer for Grupo Mazz, Jose "Joe" Lopez, was convicted and sentenced to 32 years in prison more than a decade ago for the raping of his then 13-year-old niece.

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In 2017, Lopez was granted parole after serving 10 years of his sentence.

Prior to his parole release, Lopez had to undergo a sex offender course.

The conditions of his release include no contact with children, registering as a sex offender and not using the internet.
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