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Supreme Court upholds conviction of child abuser

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - The conviction and sentencing of Nicolas Fausto Camaddu stands, this after the Supreme Court of Guam issued an opinion on his appeal.

Camaddu was sentenced life in prison in August 2013 for sexually abusing three girls over several years.  During the trial one of the victims testified that he began abusing her when she was in kindergarten. She came forward when she was eleven because she thought she was pregnant. Among his arguments Camaddu claimed the trial court made several evidentiary errors and that the trial court should have disqualified itself from considering the matter of sentencing because it received a letter from a local senator prior to sentencing urging a maximum sentence.  In the opinion authored by Justice Katherine A. Maraman and concurred by Chief Justice Robert J. Torres and Justice F. Philip Carbullido, the Supreme Court affirmed both the judgment of conviction and the decision of the recusal judge to not disqualify the trial judge from sentencing Camaddu.
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