Sacto 9-1-1
December 20, 2011
Fairfield vice principal sentenced for molesting boys in home

By Andy Furillo

The vice principal of a Fairfield elementary school was sentenced to eight years in state prison today on his conviction for molesting two juvenile male relatives in his North Highlands home.

Christopher Vargas, 39, had served at Cleo Gordon Elementary School in the Fairfield school district.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Roland L. Candee imposed the term on Vargas despite a recantation by one of the victims at today's sentencing that his molestation ever took place.

Candee said the the jury that convicted Vargas on Oct. 18 "had plenty of evidence to return the verdicts that it did."

"These crimes occurred," the judge said.

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