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Father gets 28-years to life for abusing daughter

EUREKA - A former Fortuna resident is getting the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of his child.

38-year old Moises Saldana will spend 28-years to life behind bars after the powerful testimony of his now 17-year old daughter.

The victim endured the abuse which included rape and oral copulation while she was 9 to 14 years of age. After coming to grips and understanding what had happened, she came forward.

Mr. Saldana has been in custody at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility since the crime was reported to the Fortuna Police Department in September 2014.