Gordon Ray Bodkin, who was convicted in July of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old female relative he was babysitting, was sentenced today to 55 years to life in state prison.
Before sentencing, Orange County Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly reportedly denied a motion for a new trial for the Huntington Beach 47-year-old.
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A Santa Ana jury found Bodkin guilty of sexual intercourse with a child younger than 10 and sexual penetration of a child younger than 10, both felonies.
The girl's father had gone to pick up his daughter from the home where Bodkin was babysitting her on Aug. 9, 2011, to find him standing over her while wearing only a t-shirt. Bodkin then grabbed his clothes and ran away.