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Elderly Victorville Man Sentenced to 15 Years to Life for Molesting Small Girl

Elderly Victorville Man Sentenced to 15 Years to Life for Molesting Small Girl

VICTORVILLE – Over three years following his child molestation arrest, a 75-year-old Victorville man was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

On the morning of Friday, May 12, 2017, Richard Gomez Ruiz appeared at the Victorville Superior Court to stand before Judge John M Tomberlin for sentencing on the rape of a 9-year-old girl. Ruiz was arrested on September 28, 2014, when the mother of the girl reported that her child was possibly molested by Ruiz.

Ruiz was taken to the Victorville Station for questioning and was subsequently booked into jail. He was held at the West Valley Detention Center throughout his trial in lieu of $500,000 bail. Throughout Ruiz’ trial, his representation requested numerous medical and comfort hearings, including one to request additional blankets and cold-weather clothing.

The court allowed for the child witness was accompanied by a canine for support during her testimony. The jury trial ended on Thursday, April 6, 2017, with a guilty verdict.

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  • Richard Gomez Ruiz: San Bernardino County District Attorney
  • Tracey Ann Wain

    Disgusting old pig. He has been doing this for decades and finally got caught AND sentenced! Comfort hearings? F*** him! I hope you get raped everyday multiple times and you die a slow, painful death all alone.

  • Onalee Suarez

    It’s really sad how people can take words and twist them or add more to the story rape is a big word and that was not the case in this story ….. There’s the truth and there’s stretching the truth and whom are you may I ask to wish ill on this man.. don’t judge that’s why we have God and even he doesn’t judge the way mankind dies. As far as him doing this for decades your wrong he’s raised a majority of his grandchildren and never have any of us experienced anything like this with him he’s was the best grandfather to us all and that’s why we as a family will stay by his side and support him . May god have mercy on you and God bless…..