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Child Molester Sentenced To Die In Prison

Posted on December 6, 2012

For years, society has tried to figure out what to do with the most perverted members of humanity who inflict harm on innocent children. A criminal judge in Southern California has the answer.

An Orange County judge told a convicted child molester last week that he should die in prison, and then did everything he could to make that happen.

Orange County Density Map. Darker shades indic...

Orange County Density Map. Darker shades indicate more densely-populated areas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Superior Court Judge Richard King told Luis Alberto Pineda that there was nothing mitigating about his crimes, in which he molested multiple children, violated the trust of their parents and inflicted substantial sexual contact on the victims.

King then sentenced Pineda, a former soccer coach, godfather and karate instructor, to 285 years to life in prison plus 13 years and six months on 27 felony counts, plus several penalty enhancements, and three misdemeanor counts of assault.

The judge handed down the maximum possible term after he listened to poignant victim-impact statements from two of the boys Pineda molested, and from the mother of a third.

Pineda, 31, who was a close friend to many of the parents of the victims, sat silently at the counsel table during the 30-minute sentencing. He did not speak during the sentencing hearing.

He was a karate assistant instructor at Moo Yea Do Martial Arts in Fullerton for six years before he started working as a soccer coach for the North Orange County Youth Soccer Premier League, witnesses testified. He also coached the Fullerton Eagles soccer team, which met for practice at Woodcrest Elementary School in Fullerton and Sycamore Junior High School in Anaheim.

Pineda met many of his victims and their parents while coaching soccer and karate, and he was also the godfather to two of the boys, said Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Nichols.

But between 2005 and October 2009, Pineda also was a predatory pedophile who molested the 11 children, who were mostly 7 to 10 years old, while ordering them to keep quiet about the encounters.

The children, Nichols said, “are fighters who will not be victims for the rest of their lives. The reign of terror the defendant inflicted on these children ends today when he is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Pineda was then led from the courtrooms in handcuffs, not looking back to the courtroom gallery as the two boys hugged their parents.

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