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3 Years In Jail for Sexual Assault Upon 11-Year-Old Girl

Thirty-nine year old Francisco Gomez, aka “Indian”, was sentenced to 3 years today by the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith, after she found him guilty of sexual assault on an 11 year old. She also found him guilty of common assault and using threatening words. She sentenced him to 6 months for each offence. The sentences are to run concurrently, so Gomez will serve 3 years. The incident occurred on April 19, 2015, in Burrell boom. The child testified that she was at her grandmother’s house watching television and when she got up to get some water Gomez slapped her on her buttocks and told her she has a fat behind. She said Gomez, who smelled of liquor, also slapped her face and threatened to kill her if she told anyone. She said Gomez then put his hand around her waist and tried to kiss her. She said that her grandmother, who was asleep, awoke and when she told her grandmother what had happened her grandmother drove Gomez from the house. The child’s mother testified that her daughter told her what had happened when she arrived at the house. Gomez gave a statement from the dock in which he denied he committed the offences. Gomez said he was at the house watching a movie on a dvd player when the child entered the living room and sat down beside him. He said the child told him he was watching a simple movie and he took out his dvd and put in one of her own. He said an argument then ensued between them and he removed her dvd and she started to cry. He said she then went into the bedroom and her aunt came and asked him why he slapped her. He said he then threw the remote control on the table and left the house. He siad he did not go to the house until the following day and his boss drove him from the house and he went to his sister’s house and told her what had happened. Chief Magistrate Smith told him she don’t believe his Harry Potter story and she found him guilty.