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Press Release: People v. Hyatt, Raymond Earl, 10/8/09

October 08, 2009

Bradford R. Fenocchio

District Attorney

 

PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240

Roseville, California 95678

916 543-8000

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

Date: October 8, 2009                        

 

Contact:

                        Art Campos

                        Public information Officer

                        916 543-8076

                        Scott Owens

                        Assistant District Attorney

                        916 543-8000

 

ROSEVILLE MAN RECEIVES 13 YEARS, 4 MONTHS

IN PRISON FOR MOLESTATION OF TWO GIRLS

 

A 61-year-old man who molested two girls while living at the home of a Roseville couple was sent to state prison Wednesday for 13 years and four months by a Placer County judge.

Raymond Earl Hyatt, who pleaded guilty last month to three counts of child molestation and one charge of possessing child pornography, was given the sentence by Superior Court Judge J. Richard Couzens, who also imposed fines and restitution of $1,300.

 Hyatt showed no emotion as the mother of the two girls, who were 7 and 8 when they were molested, tearfully read a statement to the court to say how much emotional damage the defendant had caused her family.

The woman said her children have been so upset that they have trouble doing their schoolwork and that her husband has been unable to find work because of his depression.

“Everyone is having nightmares in our family,” she told the court.

While calling Hyatt’s crimes “evil and ugly,” the woman told the defendant that she hopes he can pursue a life for God while in prison.

Deputy District Attorney Jeff Wood said the molestation of the girls occurred from March 2008 until April 2009 when Hyatt was living with the family.

Roseville police investigated the case after the girls’ father became suspicious of the possible molestation and contacted the department, Wood said.

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