A 61-year-old man (Raymond Earl Hyatt) who molested two girls while living at the home of a Roseville couple was sent to state prison Wednesday for 13 years and four months by a Placer County judge.
Raymond Earl Hyatt, who pleaded guilty last month to three counts of child molestation and one charge of possessing child pornography, was given the sentence by Superior Court Judge J. Richard Couzens, who also imposed fines and restitution of $1,300.
Hyatt showed no emotion as the mother of the two girls, who were 7 and 8 when they were molested, tearfully read a statement to the court to say how much emotional damage the defendant had caused her family.
The woman said her children have been so upset that they have trouble doing their schoolwork and that her husband has been unable to find work because of his depression.
‘Everyone is having nightmares in our family,’ she told the court.
While calling Hyatt’s crimes ‘evil and ugly,’ the woman told the defendant that she hopes he can pursue a life for God while in prison.
Deputy District Attorney Jeff Wood said the molestation of the girls occurred from March 2008 until April 2009 when Hyatt was living with the family.
Roseville police investigated the case after the girls’ father became suspicious of the possible molestation and contacted the department, Wood said.