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Galindo was Sentenced to Two Years for Sexual Assault

On Friday, forty-four-year-old Nestor Galindo, a taxi driver originally from El Salvador, was found guilty of sexual assault, when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford. Today, he was sentenced to serve two years in prison for the offence.  The incident occurred on January 2, 2017. The complainant, a 15-year-old girl, testified that she hired Galindo to take her to a guest house on Regent Street where her mother works and while he was taking her he touched her thigh three times. The girl said Galindo told her not to say anything otherwise he would have her mother fired. The girl’s mother testified that her daughter came to her in tears and when she inquired what the matter was, her daughter was reluctant to tell her. Finally, the girl told her mother what Galindo did and why she did not want to tell her at first. In Galindo’s testimony, he denied that the incident occurred. He said the girl fabricated the story because she wanted money. But Senior Magistrate Ford did not believe his version of the event and she found him guilty.