If Costa Mesa's Miguel Angel Andrade is right, he might be the most abused good daddy in Orange County history.
Andrade says his two young daughters fabricated that he routinely sexually assaulted them as revenge because he forced them to do their homework and wouldn't let them go outside to play.
He claims his only mistake was leaving his pornographic film collection where the girls could find it.
But an April 2010, Orange County jury didn't buy the story and sided with prosecutors.
Jurors believed that from July 2003 to May 2008 Andrade committed at
least 11 felony sex crimes against his pre-adolescent daughters: touched their
vaginas, massaged and kissed their breasts, rubbed their buttocks, ordered them to masturbate him to
completion, showed them pornographic movies and masturbated in their presence.
According to the court record,
Andrade told his daughters that, “Families should love each other,” “We
shouldn't be ashamed of our bodies” and the molestations “make me
Superior Court Judge John Conley gave the molester time
to think about his crimes.
Andrade is now serving a sentence of 48 years
to life in a rural California prison located north of Yosemite National Park.
Andrade appealed, claiming that
Conley–a former prosecutor–botched the jury instructions that prevented jurors from finding him not guilty or guilty of lesser sex crimes.
week, a three-justice panel at a California Court of Appeal based in
Santa Ana considered and rejected all of his arguments.
Upshot: Andrade will be 90 years old when he gets his first chance to ask a parole board to release him back in society.
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