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.