Molester sentenced to 16 years in prison

53-year-old threatened to kill girl’s puppy
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A 53-year-old man will spend the next 16 years in prison for molesting a 12-year-old girl. Silvestre Calderon Marquez was sentenced in Placer County Superior Court this week after pleading guilty in March to a felony county of continuous sexual abuse of a minor that involved a Kings Beach girl. The abuse occurred between December 2009 and March 2010 after Marquez had moved in with the victim’s family. In a letter from the victim, who is now 14, she told the court that Marquez threatened to burn down her house, hurt her parents and siblings, and kill her puppy if she did not do what he wanted. “The defendant terrorized this little girl to satisfy his own sick sexual desires,” Prosecutor Tracy Lunardi said in a press release issued Friday afternoon. The victim eventually told her parents, who then kicked Marquez out of their home. “Hopefully, the victim can have some peace of mind now that the defendant will be in prison for a long, long time,” Lunardi said. ~ Staff report