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Napa County Man Sentenced to Life Prison Term for Molesting Juvenile Family Members

A Napa County man was sentenced Friday to 90 years to life in prison for sexual molestations against two family members under age 14 between 2010 and 2014 in Napa and Santa Clara counties, the Napa County District Attorney's Office said.

Alvin Villete Caparaz, 46, was convicted by a jury on July 25 of forcible lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 14, aggravated sexual assault of a child, forcible sexual penetration of a child under 14 and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 14.

The two victims were between 7 and 13 years old at the time of the offenses, District Attorney Allison Haley said.

One of the victims disclosed the molestations that led to criminal charges filed against Caparaz in May 2015. One of the victims and the victims' mothers made victim impact statements in court, the District Attorney's Office said.

Napa County Superior Court Judge Elia Ortiz awarded $495,000 restitution to the victims and their families. Deputy District Attorney Agnes Dziadur said the assaults caused extreme psychological damage.

"While it is true that money is a poor substitute for the loss of child innocence and trust, it's the Legislature's best attempt at making the survivors whole and symbolizes the court and society's recognition of the severity of the acts the defendant committed," Dziadur said.

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