O.C. brothers get prison for sexually assaulting 2 young girls

Two O.C. brothers get 50 years for sexually assaulting two young girls

Two Fullerton brothers were each sentenced Monday to 50 years in state prison for sexually assaulting two young girls.

The victims are sisters and were 3 and 7 when they were repeatedly assaulted by the brothers between May 2010 and August 2011, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

Eduardo Rodriguez, 36, and Cristobal Rodriguez, 38, sexually assaulted the victims together and separately, prosecutors said. The brothers also showed pornographic images to the girls. 

Prosecutors said the mother of the two girls appeared in court Monday and said that her daughters continue to experience trauma and pain from the assaults. 

At the time of the sexual assaults, the brothers lived in a garage and assaulted the victims at a nearby location, according to prosecutors.

The brothers "groomed the victims and bribed them not to tell anyone about the sexual assault with candy and ice cream," the district attorney's office said in a statement. 

The brothers were arrested in August 2011 after one of the girls told a family member what had happened. They each pleaded guilty Monday to multiple felony counts including lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 and continuous sexual abuse, prosecutors said.

The brothers were also sentenced to mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.


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