Nearly 13 years after a young girl was raped multiple times over the course of one year, a victim is finally getting justice.
According to the Sacramento County District Attorney, the nightmare began in June 2005, when Richard Craig Torres started assaulting the then 13-year-old victim on a regular basis. The sexual abuse would continue over the course of a year.
In May 2007, the victim told her mother about the abuse.
In November 2007, Torres was notified that a warrant was issued for his arrest. A day later, he fled to Mexico, where he spent 7 years under an alias.
Almost a decade later, the FBI received a tip about Torres' whereabouts in December 2014. That tip ultimately led to his arrest and extradition back to the United States in August 2015.
Nearly 13 years after the sexual abuse began, Torres was convicted Tuesday of 18 counts of forcible lewd act upon a child, one count of lewd act upon a child and one count of forcible rape.
He faces a maximum sentence of 160 years in prison.
Torres will be sentenced on March 23.