Edwin Caizaguano [center in shit shirt], will serve 10 years to life for a predatory sexual assault of his girlfriend’s 10-year-old sister in Oct 2015
A mindless pervert who raped a little girl, severely injuring the victim before fleeing the state will spend a minimum of a decade, behind bars for his savage crime.
Edwin Caizaguano, 25, who admitted to the predatory sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl inside a Brooklyn apartment in October 2015, could possibly spend the rest of his life in jail, the judge ruled Wednesday.
The fugitive was captured in St. Paul, Minnesota in January 2016, extradited to Brooklyn and charged with the sickening crime.
Edwin Caizaguano [center], making his appearance in court in Jan 2016, shortly after his extradition from Minnesota where he had fled after brutally raping the 10-year-old
The brutal attack left the juvenile victim with life altering injuries so severe she required surgery.
During sentencing, a disgusted Justice Vincent Del Giudice told the convict: “Sir, the only reason why I gave you — what I think — is a lenient sentence was to spare that child from any further trauma,” Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Del Giudice told Caizaguano Wednesday.
Caizaguano had faced 25 years to life in prison for the top charge if convicted at trial, but it would have required the victim testifying in court, if Caizaguano went on trial. Prosecutors opted to spare her the trauma. Instead he got 10 years to life in a plea deal earlier this month.
“If I could sentence you to the maximum, I would,” the judge said. “The satisfying part of my sentence is it has a ‘to life’ [included].”
Although his victim had to have surgery to recover from wounds she suffered in the attack, police said, the fugitive seemed to have no remorse for his actions told detectives that the 10-year-old came on to him,after his capture last year.
The severity of the crime was such that prosecutor Lisa Nugent told the court this was the “most difficult case she ever handled.”
“You’re an adult that attacked a young girl, you’re a disgrace … you should never be released into society again,” Justice Vincent Del Giudice told Caizaguano at sentencing, Wednesday
“The injuries the child sustained, I’ve never seen before … the pain caused to this child is immeasurable,” she said.
Caizaguano declined, through a Spanish interpreter, to give any statements to the court or the child’s family.
The judge had plenty to say.
“You’re an adult that attacked a young girl, you’re a disgrace … you should never be released into society again,” Del Giudice said.
“My hope and desire is that you never leave whatever institution you’re placed in. I hope the bars slam shut behind you, you never to leave and die a natural death.”
Neither the victim nor her family were present in court. Nugent, who spoke on behalf of the family, said they never want to see Caizaguano again.