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Jury finds man guilty of more than a decade of child sexual abuse
July 30, 2014, 05:00 AM

A San Mateo County Superior Court jury on Monday found a Foster City man guilty of molesting family members over more than a decade, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Geoffrey Baggett, 62, now faces life in prison for more than two dozen charges including continuous sexual abuse of a child, lewd acts with a child under the age of 14, oral copulation by force and rape, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

Baggett began molesting a family member when she was 7 years old, prosecutors said.

Child Protective Services investigated the abuse in 2009, but the victim refused to implicate Baggett, who had threatened to kill himself if she told anyone what was happening, prosecutors said.

Baggett stopped molesting the girl, then age 16, after the investigation, prosecutors said.

But in 2012, she came forward to police after learning that her 9-year-old family member was spending time with Baggett, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

The girl told police that Baggett was giving her back massages on a bed, prosecutors said.

Working with law enforcement, the first victim called Baggett, who made numerous admissions of his behavior over the phone, prosecutors said.

Baggett is being held without bail and will return to court on Wednesday for sentencing.

 

 

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