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Laurel Man Receives 30-Year Prison Sentence for Sex with 7-Year-Old

The child told authorities that Anthony Palomino-Coronado had sex with her multiple times and took a pornographic picture of her.

A Laurel man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for having sex with a 7-year-old girl. File|Patch
A Laurel man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for having sex with a 7-year-old girl. File|Patch

A Laurel man was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison and must register as a sex offender for having sex with a 7-year-old girl.

Officials say Anthony Palomino-Coronado, 21, will face lifetime supervised release once he completes his prison sentence for sexual abuse of a minor to produce child pornography. He will have to register as a sex offender where he lives, works and where he may be a student, reports WUSA TV.

According to evidence presented at Coronado's trial, Prince George's County police responded to a call for a missing 7-year-old girl on May 2, 2012. The girl was found next to a fence separating her home from Coronado's, with an empty condom wrapper nearby. The child was not wearing any underwear and told police that Coronado asked her to meet at his house.

The child later told an FBI specialist that she had been in Coronado's home 10 times and that he had been engaging in sexual activity with her, including vaginal intercourse and taking pictures of her with and without her clothes, officials say.

During trial last November, the girl testified that Coronado had engaged in sexually explicit conduct with her and identified herself and Coronado in the child pornography picture found on Coronado's cell phone, as well as in the clothed pictures taken on May 2, 2012, in the basement of Coronado's residence, according to officials.

Colliemom May 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM
What a perv. Glad he got a long sentence, hope they have him serve all 30 years. Hope the little girl gets good therapy, she was brave to tell what happened as I'm sure he threatened her.
Kim Cooke May 14, 2014 at 01:00 PM
Patch: no one has "sex with" or "engages in sexual activity with" a seven year old because it is not possible. Those terms make it sound as if there was consent and consent is impossible. The child was raped.
Debbie C Dodson May 23, 2014 at 07:45 AM
they should of hung him

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