Times-Herald (Vallejo)

June sentencing date set for man in child sex crimes

- By Richard Bammer rbammer@thereporte­r.com

A Solano County Superior Court judge set an early June sentencing date for a 48-year-old man found guilty in September of multiple child sex crimes.

Victor Manuel GuarcasTol, who appeared Monday in Department 1, heard Judge Jeffrey C. Kauffman order him to return at 9 a.m. June 3 for the sentencing and a motion for a new trial in the Justice Center in Fairfield.

At the newly scheduled proceeding, the Solano County Public Defender, who represents GuarcasTol, will submit the motion for a new trial and Kauffman will make a decision.

A jury Sept. 24 found Guarcas-Tol guilty of sexual intercours­e with and sodomy of a child under 10; sexual penetratio­n of a child under 10 years; and lewd and lascivious acts upon a child.

According to court records, between 2015 and 2019, Guarcas-Tol repeatedly raped, sodomized and molested a young child “who trusted the defendant like a father,” Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams said in a press release after the verdict.

“The child lived in fear and did not come forward for a significan­t period of time due to the defendant's threats that he would cut the child's hands off if she told anyone about the abuse,” she added in the prepared statement.

The abuse eventually came to light in July 2019, and the child “courageous­ly testified at trial regarding this horrific abuse,” said Abrams.

She noted that GuarcasTol faces up to 48 years to life in state prison at sentencing.

The DA's Office filed a complaint in the case July 15, 2019, and Deputy District Attorney Elaine Kuo led the prosecutio­n.

The case was investigat­ed by District Attorney Investigat­or Kathryn Lenke. Victim Witness Advocate Adriana Delgadillo provided victim advocacy and support to the victim.

Abrams reminded the public that if they or someone they know has been a victim of sexual assault and needs the assistance of an advocate to call 7846827 or the Family Justice Center at 784-7635.

Guarcas-Tol remains without bail in the Claybank Detention Facility in Fairfield.

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