May 15, 2018
On Friday May 11,
2018, 38 year old Raymond Andrew Prine was sentenced to 12 years in state prison
for molesting three separate victims over a span of twenty years.
The case was initially investigated by El Dorado County Sheriff's Office in December of 2016, when an eleven year old victim reported inappropriate touching by the defendant. Two additional victims, now adults, came forward and reported for the first time similar sexual abuse committed against them by Prine when they were children.
During the sentencing hearing, one victim's mother submitted a powerful victim impact statement. It read, in part, "Ray bribed, manipulated and taught my daughter to lie to me for many years. Her boundaries were repeatedly crossed, and it is obvious to me and anyone else who know her how this affects her on a daily basis."
The negotiated disposition in this case came about, in part, to protect the minor aged victim from having to testify, and for this reason the sentence ultimately imposed was supported by the victims and their families. The case was prosecuted by Lead Deputy District Attorney Lisette Suder.
Once released from prison, Mr. Prine will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.