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April 30, 2014: El Monte Man Sentenced for Child Sexual Assaults

Sarah Ardalani, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A 43-year-old man convicted of sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s young daughter was sentenced today to 50 years to life in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Babette Huley said Miguel Angel Lomeli of El Monte was convicted by a jury on April 4 of two counts of sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child 10 years old or younger, two counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration with child 10 years old or younger, one count of forcible lewd act on a child and attempted lewd/lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old.

The prosecutor said Lomeli dated the victim’s mother for a short time before moving into her home. Evidence presented at trial revealed that Lomeli sexually assaulted the victim between June and November 2012.

Authorities were alerted about the molestation and the defendant was arrested on Nov. 15, 2012. He has remained in custody since his apprehension, Huley said.

The case was investigated by the El Monte Police Department.