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January 15, 2019: Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Girls in Claremont

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A Claremont man was sentenced today to nine years and four months in state prison for sexually abusing two girls ages 12 and 14, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Babette Huley said on Oct. 31, 2018, a jury found David Dean Lonigro, 53, guilty of three counts of lewd act upon a child and two counts each of oral copulation of a person under 16 and sexual penetration by foreign object.

The abuse happened between Jan. 1 and Dec. 30, 2007, for one of the victims. The second victim was abused between Jan. 30 and Feb. 29, 2016, the prosecutor said. The defendant had access to the victims through family connections, the prosecutor added.

Case KA115301 was investigated by the Claremont Police Department.