SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – An Apple Valley man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after being found guilty last month of raping his 10-year-old niece.
Eric Damonne Green, 33, was found guilty Dec. 27, 2017, of one count of Sex with a Child Age 10 or Under and one count of Forcible Rape of a Child Under Age 14.
“This case brings justice to a child who suffered horrendously,” said San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney David Foy, who prosecuted the case for the Desert-Mountain Division Family Violence Unit. “The victim’s mother told me she is so happy because she felt that nobody had believed her daughter.”
The child, then age 12, disclosed in 2013 that Green had raped her two years earlier, saying that Green entered her room late at night and sexually assaulted her. She testified that she had been afraid to disclose the rape because Green had threatened to harm her if she did.
During trial, the victim was accompanied to court by Victim Advocate Yesica Cioli and K9 Dozer.