Newman man gets 12 years in prison for sexual abuse

08/27/2014 1:34 PM

08/27/2014 1:36 PM

A 62-year-old Newman man has been convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.

Victor Dominguez on June 30 pleaded no contest to continuous sexual abuse of a child younger than 14. Deputy District Attorney Annette Rees prosecuted the case.

Before Dominguez was formally sentenced July 28, the victim’s father spoke in court. He said “As a parent this is a pain that will always be there for the rest of our lives, each time we think about it, each time we ask why, each time we wonder what they were going through while it was happening, each time we think we were not there to protect our loved ones it is going to tear us apart inside.”

He also read in court a written statement from the child’s mother. She wrote “You took away (her) innocence and forced her to grow up too soon... I can’t stop thinking of how I could have better protected my children.”

Once he is released from prison, Dominguez will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. On Wednesday, Dominguez was serving his sentence at San Quentin State Prison.

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