By Cathy Locke
A West Sacramento man has been convicted of 62 counts of sex acts with a relative, beginning when the victim was 12 years old.
A Yolo County jury reached the verdict March 10, and Wednesday the trial court found true the allegations that Bennie Dale Moses, 44, had previously been convicted of 12 separate offenses under the state's "three strikes" law. The law allows judges to increase sentences.
Moses forced the victim to engage in sexual acts with him beginning in 2000 and the abuse continued until July 11, 2009, when the victim confided in a friend that she had been sexually abused for nine years, according to a Yolo County District Attorney's Office news release.
The friend rescued the victim by calling 911 to report the abuse.
West Sacramento police discovered that Moses also had engaged in forced sexual acts with other elementary school-aged relatives.
Moses is to be sentenced by Yolo Count Superior Court Judge Steven L. Mock on April 22.
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