Sacramento jury convicts man of molestation, soliciting murder
05/09/2014 4:18 PM
05/09/2014 4:19 PM
A man accused of seeking to have a molestation victim killed to prevent her from testifying against him has been convicted by a Sacramento County jury.
Manuel Perez, 48, was found guilty Wednesday of multiple child molestation charges with multiple victim enhancements. He also was convicted of solicitation of murder, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.
Authorities said Perez molested one female victim when she was 5 to 14 years old and a second female victim when she was 6 and 7 years old. After Perez was arrested and in custody at the main jail, he attempted to hire a woman to kill one of the victims to keep her from testifying in the case. That woman immediately reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Department, authorities said.
Perez is to be sentenced June 27 in Sacramento Superior Court.
Sacto 911 StaffBill Lindelof
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