Man who molested Lake Elsinore girl sentenced to 6 years

MURRIETA (CNS) - A 27-year-old man who sexually assaulted a Lake Elsinore girl was sentenced Thursday, Dec. 16, to six years in state prison. Gerardo Villagran of Lake Elsinore in October admitted a charge of lewd acts on a child under 14 years old as part of a plea agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. In exchange for his admission, prosecutors dropped four related charges. Superior Court Judge Timothy Freer at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta certified the terms of the plea deal and imposed the sentence stipulated by the prosecution and defense. In addition to the prison term, Freer ordered Villagran to register as a convicted sex offender, which under Penal Code section 290 will limit the types of employment he can obtain to limit interactions with c
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