Man sentenced for child sex crimes
Salazar gets 58 years in prison
SAN BERNARDINO • A hearing to report HIV test results is scheduled Dec. 18 for a Baker man sentenced earlier this week for multiple child sex crimes.
Juan Salazar, 43, was sentenced to 58 years in prison Wednesday and ordered to undergo an HIV test as required by law, court records show.
A jury in Barstow last August found Salazar guilty of raping two children under 14 years old over a five-year period, according to previous reports.
He was convicted of nine sex charges and special allegations that the crimes involved multiple victims, court records show.
The case involved a boy and a girl and the crimes took place between 2001 and 2006, according to previous reports.
Salazar was arrested by authorities March 3, 2010 in Needles, booking records show.
A third alleged victim provided testimony during Salazar’s trial, although additional charges were not filed, according to Deputy District Attorney Lana Dallas.
“I’m satisfied with (the sentence),” Dallas said Thursday, “because there were two victims here and a third victim that testified. There were three individuals that were impacted by this defendant and three lives that were shattered, altered and harmed by his actions. I believe the punishment was appropriate.”
Salazar was credited with approximately four years for time served and good behavior, court records show.
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