A Turlock man is prison bound after being convicted of sexually molesting a young girl he lived with in Turlock.
Tobias Salgado Sandoval, 30, of Turlock, entered a no contest plea to a charge of committing a forcible lewd act on a child under 14 years of age. On March 15, Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Marie Silveira sentenced him to the aggravated term of 10 years in state prison as agreed to the plea deal between the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office and Sandoval’s defense attorney.
On May 9, 2016, while Sandoval was living at residence with the 5-year-old victim that he sexually molested. The victim told her mother the next day and it was reported to the police. When questioned by a Turlock Police detective, Sandoval admitted what he did, according to the district attorney’s office.
Sandoval must serve 85 percent of his sentence in prison because the crime is considered both a serious and violent felony. This conviction also counts as a “strike” under California’s “Three Strikes Law” which can be used to increase his sentence if he is convicted of a felony in the future.
After serving his time, Sandoval will be supervised on parole for 20 years and must also register with local police as a sex offender for the rest of his life.