SANTA ANA (CNS) — A 25-year-old Santa Ana man who repeatedly sexually assaulted a young female relative, starting when she was 6 years old, was sentenced to 38 years to life in state prison Friday.

Luis Alberto Otero was convicted by a jury Jan. 19 of two felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years old, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Otero began sexually assaulting the girl in April 2003, according to prosecutors.

When she was 8 years old, he sodomized her in an elevator, according to prosecutors.

Another time, while she was 8 years old and was outside her home playing with a friend, Otero lured her away with the promise of buying her a Slurpee at 7-Eleven, but Otero dragged her into an alley, where he raped her twice while she tried to get away, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Otero sexually assaulted the girl until May 2007, according to prosecutors. The girl eventually told a school social worker about the attacks.

Otero’s relationship to the victim was not specified in an attempt to preserve her privacy.

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Comments (7)
  1. ILLEGALS says:

    Lock it up.

  2. D says:

    Where were the girls parents? They did’nt know that something was happening to the child? Just a thought, maybe someone should look at the parent are parents of this child?

  3. nightmares says:

    when you have 10 running around the house you cant keep up with them. and now that she has been rape this many time, she will drop 10 on taxpayers too, it will go on & on till i am broke. they call it the dream act and it is comeing true…a dream to destroy america.

  4. Dale says:

    “Illegals”, “D”, and “nightmares”–whine a cry, snivel and moan, that’s all you do. Grow up. You can judge others when your own life is not a waste.

  5. Jack Savage says:

    This dude deserves nothing less than a bullet to the head. Period.

  6. efqer says:

    Crush him with that giant gavel in the photo.

  7. Stopthehate says:

    What is wrong with you people, this is a child who has endured a horrible act over and over again. There is a special place in HELL for you. Regardless of race every human being deserves to be treated with respect, dignity and love. May GOD have mercy on your soul for your horrible comments and behavior.

    PS I can assure you someone from your family tree has immigrated here.

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