March 3, 2012 Comments Off on Judge sentences pastor to 158 years to life in molestation case
Judge sentences pastor to 158 years to life in molestation case
March 2, 2012
Rio Linda Baptist Church Pastor Tommy Gene Daniels was sentenced to 158 years to life in prison today for molesting five little girls in a respite and child-care operation his family ran out of his Citrus Heights home….
Daniels…has continued to maintain his innocence. His attorney, Michael L. Chastaine, filed a motion for a new trial that the judge rejected. Chastaine said afterwards he intends to appeal the Dec. 8 verdict handed down by the Sacramento jury.
The five victims in the case were between the ages of 5 and 13 when Daniels touched them inappropriately while they were in his family’s care in his Wapiti Place residence. The molestations took place in his house between December 2002 and August 2007.
One of Daniels’ victims, who is now 12, began to read her victim’s impact statement in the courtroom. She said the molestation “changed me forever.”