Convicted molester gets 45 years to life

June 6, 2008 11:45:23 AM PDT
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office announced today that a local man convicted of molesting a 7-year-old girl earlier this year has been sentenced to 45 years-to-life in prison.

Jose Maria Gomez, 41, was convicted in February of molesting the girl between September 2000 and September 2001. He also threatened to hurt or kill the victim's mother if the victim told anyone about the molestations, according to prosecutors.

Gomez was convicted on Feb. 27 and sentenced May 30, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.