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Former H.B. man sentenced to 219 years in prison for sexually assaulting four girls

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Martin Rodriguez Garcia, 51, was sentenced this month to 219 years in state prison for sexually assaulting four girls ages 6 to 14.
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A former Huntington Beach man was sentenced Friday to 219 years in state prison for sexually assaulting four girls in a 17-year span.

An Orange County Superior Court jury in November found Martin Rodriguez Garcia, 51, guilty of 15 counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, two counts of assault with intent to commit rape, a count of assault with the intent to commit digital penetration, a count of lewd acts on a child and a count of aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to court records.

Prosecutors said the victims’ ages ranged from 6 to 14. The assaults occurred between 1994 and 2011.

In 2015, one of the victims reported the abuse to the Huntington Beach Police Department.

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After an investigation, Garcia was arrested in May in Las Vegas, where he was living.

hannah.fry@latimes.com

Twitter: @HannahFryTCN


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