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Man Could Get 135 Years To Life Sentence For Molestation Convictions In Santa Barbara

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013 12:50pm

A man policy say admitted molesting children in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties for what he called payback for his molestation as a child has been convicted of nine felony counts, and could spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Jose Vazquez Prestegui is facing 135 years, to life behind bars when he’s sentenced next month.

Prestegui was arrested last August in Santa Barbara, when a five year old girl told her older sister that the now 41 year old man fondled her following a game of hide and seek.

Prosecutors say investigators then determined there were two victims, and that the sexual assaults had been going on for some time in both Santa Barbara, and Oxnard.

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