A Pasco man who admitted to sexually abusing an elementary school girl was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in prison.
Prosecutors say Omar Mancilla-Oregon, 35, has no remorse for raping and sexually assaulting the girl over a period of time.
“He does not take any responsibility for his crime,” wrote a community corrections officer in Mancilla-Oregon’s presentencing evaluation. “Mr. Mancilla-Oregon minimizes his actions and blames the victim.”
Mancilla-Oregon, who has no reported felony criminal history, will serve his mandatory minimum sentence of 89 months before the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board determines if he should be let out.
Mancilla-Oregon has an indeterminate sentence, meaning he could spend the rest of his life in prison if the review board decides he poses a risk to community safety.
He reached a plea agreement allowing him to plead guilty to two counts of first-degree child molestation. He was originally charged with first-degree child rape.
Franklin County Deputy Prosecutor Teresa Chen told the court the plea deal was reached so the victim would not have to testify at a trial.
The girl, who is younger than 12, reported the abuse in February to a school counselor, court documents said. Mancilla-Oregon admitted to Pasco police during a March interview to the assault.
Mancilla-Oregon tried to alienate the victim from her family and church to cover up the abuse, Chen said in court.
He admitted to having a drug and alcohol problem during the time.
The assault has greatly affected the victim, causing her to have nightmares and wet the bed, court documents said. It also has devastated her family.
Her dad told Judge Cameron Mitchell that the girl was left “emotionally shattered,” but that she won’t let it define her in life.
“She is very strong. She will get through this,” he said. “We will get through this as a family.”
If Mancilla-Oregon is released from prison, it’s likely he will be deported to Mexico. He was deported once before and got back into he county illegally.
Mancilla-Oregon told the community corrections officer he plans on staying in Mexico so he does not have to register as a sex offender, court documents said.