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Defendant Sentenced for Child Sexual Assault

DATE:  June 27, 2017

CASE:  Maurice Higgs (Case #16FE017541)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Bruce Chang, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit

The Honorable Allen Sumner sentenced Maurice Higgs to 150 years to life in prison.  On April 27, 2017, a jury convicted Higgs of three counts of child sexual assault on a child 10 years or younger, two counts of child sexual assault by force and one count of child sexual assault on a child under 14 years of age. 

Beginning February 2012 until February 2014, Maurice Higgs sexually assaulted a female child on multiple occasions when she was 5 to 7 years old.  Higgs threatened the victim on at least one occasion that he would physically harm her if she told anyone.  He eventually admitted the assaults to law enforcement.

Higgs has two prior 2003 strike convictions for robbery and making criminal threats.  

 

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