Sacto 9-1-1
August 9, 2013
Former fugitive sentenced in 12-year-old sex crime case

A man was sentenced today in El Dorado County Superior Court to 138 years to life in prison for acts of sexual misconduct committed more than a decade ago.

An El Dorado County jury in July convicted Patrick Senatore, 45, of 10 felony counts of sexual misconduct.

In October 2001, two children reported incidents of sexual misconduct and forcible rape to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department. In May 2002, while the investigation was under way, Senatore fled the state, according to a District Attorney's Office news release. In March 2010, the District Attorney's Office initiated a fugitive apprehension investigation.

In December 2011, Senatore was found and arrested in New York state by the U.S. Marshal's Office and extradited to California. The El Dorado County District Attorney's Office charged Senatore with 10 felony counts, including lewd acts with a victim younger than 14 years old, forcible rape and lewd acts by a suspect who was 10 or more years older than the victim.

Senatore was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Daniel Proud.

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