SACRAMENTO, CA - A man found guilty of sexually molesting two Sacramento girls, ages 11 and 13, was sentenced Thursday to 140 years in state prison.
Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Roland Candee handed down the sentence to Kevin Fitzgerald, 30, after a jury previously convicted him of four counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 and a multiple victim special enhancement.
Fitzgerald and the two girls went to a nature area between two apartment complexes in Sacramento on Oct. 25, 2008 and engaged in sex acts, according to trial testimony. With them was Fitzgerald's co-defendant, Diane Peek. Peek, who was 17 at the time, was a prostitute and Fitzgerald was her pimp, according to Deputy District Attorney Kimberly Macy with the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.
After the outdoor encounter, Fitzgerald, the two girls and Peek went to Fitzgerald's apartment where there was more sexual activity among the four, according to witnesses. The girls were reported missing by their mothers and Sacramento County sheriff's deputies found them the next day at Fitzgerald's apartment.
Peek, who previously pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd or lascivious acts with minors, testified at Fitzgerald's trial.