Temecula man sentenced to 30 years for molesting 2 girls


MURRIETA (CNS) – A Temecula man who molested two girls over a two-year span was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in state prison.

Thomas Neal Magee, 33, pleaded guilty in September to two counts of sexual penetration of a minor by force or fear and a sentence-enhancing allegation of targeting multiple victims in a sex crime. In exchange for his admissions, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office dropped 13 related charges.

Superior Court Judge Kelly Hansen certified the terms of the plea agreement during a hearing at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta and imposed the sentence stipulated by the prosecution and defense.

Hansen also directed the Department of Probation to determine the amount Magee should pay in victim restitution.

Magee was arrested in October 2018 after a sheriff’s investigation was initiated when the family of one of the victims reported the offenses to deputies.

The investigation revealed that the girl and a second child under 14 years old had been sexually assaulted on multiple occasions between the winter of 2016 and the summer of 2018, according to court documents.

They were identified in documents only by their initials, “K.O.” and “L.V.” It was unclear whether they are related, and authorities did not disclose how they knew Magee. Neither did investigators specify where the abuses occurred.

Magee had no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.