SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A man faces nearly 60 years in prison after being convicted by a jury of 32 counts of child sexual assault charges, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said on Thursday.
Edward Marin is scheduled to be sentenced on July 2 and faces a maximum sentence of 59 years and 4 months behind bars.READ MORE: Body Of Missing UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found In Russia, Reports Say
According to the district attorney’s office, Marin sexually assaulted one of the victims while she was between the ages of 8 and 14. A second victim was assaulted by Marin between the ages of 11 and 17.READ MORE: Events Around Sacramento Celebrate First Nationally Recognized Juneteenth
Between both victims, Marin committed several sexual assaults over a span of many years, sometimes multiple times a week, The DA’s office said the jury also found true substantial sexual conduct.
Marin’s arrest came after a friend of one of the girls, who was in junior high at the time, learned about the abuse from the victim.MORE NEWS: Saturday Night Fever: Enjoying A Night On The Town After California COVID Restrictions Lifted
The district attorney’s office said the friend delivered a note to the school social worker the following year detailing what was going on. The social worker then notified authorities of the accusations.