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A Portland, ore., man will spend the next half-century behind bars after being convicted Friday in the years of the sexual abuse of a young girl, according to reports.
Anthony Mariscal, 38, was convicted on all counts earlier this year in a crime that only came to light after a woman, and the other children went out of the room, where he was molesting the child, authorities said.
The woman was in the first one, then the other children ran up to her after hearing her screams, the Oregonian reported.
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The woman then called 9-1-1, according to FOX 12 Oregon.
The abuse began when the girl was between the ages of 3 and 5, and it took as long as 10 years, authorities said.
Anthony Mariscal, 38, was convicted on all counts earlier this year in connection with the sexual abuse of a child, authorities said. (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)
The girl who was in the courtroom Friday as the Design learned of his fate, the Oregonian reported. She thanked those who have helped her, then went up to her attacker.
“So, can you cut my wings, but I still don’t have my legs,” she said, according to the newspaper. “And I want my arms to get in with … if you want to break my legs. Just know, that I am stronger than you think you do. Because I’m happy and I can laugh at it.”
“Just know, I’m free now.”
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Multnomah County Circuit Judge Angel Lopez said he initially planned a fancy Design up to 100 years in prison, but I decided on the 50 because it meant that the Design would have to be 86-years-old when he was released, factoring in time already served.
“He is going to be released and go to a completely different world,” Lopez said, according to the newspaper. “And he will be stunned and confused and in a vulnerable position. That, too, is a part of the sentence.”