Immigrant sentenced after rape of 6-year-old girl in Lebanon

Edwin Alfredo Velasquez-Curuchiche

An undocumented immigrant was sentenced in state court Monday for the rape of a 6-year-old Lebanon girl. 

Lebanon police reported 42-year-old Edwin Alfredo Velasquez-Curuchiche was arrested in October after officers were called to a home in Weatherly Estates for a possible attempted kidnapping. 

Velasquez-Curuchiche had befriended a family and fraudulently obtained a key to their home, according to Lebanon police. 

Investigators determined Velasquez-Curuchiche sneaked into the home on two occasions and raped the girl while everyone was asleep.  

He was reportedly found inside the home on the second occasion by the family, who called police. 

Velasquez-Curuchiche was found to be an undocumented immigrant and has been in custody since his arrest. 

On Monday, he pleaded guilty in state court to two counts of rape of a child and received 25 years in prison for each count to be served consecutively.  

This will be served concurrently with the 50 year federal sentence he received earlier this year in Federal Court for production of child pornography, which resulted from the Lebanon incident.  

This case was a joint investigation with the Department of Homeland Security.

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