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Redwood City Man Who Repeatedly Molested Own Daughter Gets 18 Years in Prison

Camacho Antioco Rodriguez, 39, was convicted of engaging in lewd acts with a child under the age of 14 and attempted witness intimidation on May 12 after a 20-day jury trial. On Thursday, he received his sentence.

By Bay City News Service: 

A Redwood City resident who fled to Mexico after being accused of child molestation was sentenced to 18 years in prison this week.

Camacho Antioco Rodriguez, 39, was convicted of engaging in lewd acts with a child under the age of 14 and attempted witness intimidation on May 12 after a 20-day jury trial, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

The crimes came to light in 2011 when Rodriguez's daughter, who was then 13 years old, told her mother that Rodriguez had been molesting her since she was five or six, and the abuse had escalated to almost daily sexual intercourse by the time she was nine, Wagstaffe said.

The victim's mother confronted Rodriguez over the phone, and Rodriguez threatened to kill the mother's family in Mexico if she notified the police, Wagstaffe said.

Police were allegedly notified of the crime, but Rodriguez fled to Mexico with his second family, including a young daughter, before he could be arrested, Wagstaffe said.

Following a joint investigation involving local, federal and Mexican authorities, Rodriguez was arrested in Mexico in 2012 and deported to San Mateo County to face trial, Wagstaffe said.

Judge Barbara Mallach sentenced Rodriguez to the maximum term, 18 years in state prison, Wagstaffe said.

Rodriguez will also have to pay fines and restitution and register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, Wagstaffe said.
 

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