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Family friend sodomizes 10-year-old girl in car while driving to restaurant to buy her food

By Mason White 4:46 PM December 22, 2014
Victor Martinez 

By: Feng Qian
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of sex offenses after sexually assaulting a young girl while driving her to a restaurant, prosecutors in California said.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that 48-year-old Victor Martinez of Azusa, pleaded no contest to four felony counts, sodomy by use of force on a victim under 14 years old, sexual penetration by foreign object, dissuading a witness from reporting a crime and lewd acts upon a child.

Judge Robert M. Martinez, who is not related to the defendant, scheduled the sentencing at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Pomona, Department S.

The defendant is expected to be sentenced to 25 years in state prison.

Deputy District Attorney Babette Huley, who prosecuted the case, said that Martinez was a friend of the 10-year-old victim’s family.

The victim went with Martinez in his car to get some food. During the car ride, Martinez took the girl to a parking lot and sexually molested her.

After the attack, Martinez ordered the girl not to tell anyone what happened, the prosecutor said. Two days later, the girl told her mother about the sexual assault and the police were called.

During the investigation, law enforcement learned that Martinez had previously molested the girl, the prosecutor added.

Soon after, law enforcement located the defendant and he was arrested and held on $1.2 million bail.