Law enforcement says that a Muslim United States Army Veteran who was on an Active Duty tour in Iraq has been extradited back to Fort Hood where he now faces multiple child rape charges.
The Glendora man, 40-year-old Fadi Haddad, was found guilty of five felony counts. Three of those counts are for lewd acts upon a child, and two additional counts of forcible rape.
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Michael Matoba said in a public statement that Haddad began sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl back in October of 2009. The child says that the molestation occurred for five straight years.
According to the Glendora Police Department, once they began investigating the claims of the sexual assaults, they also discovered that Haddad had also been sexually abusing another family member of the child for nearly a year, Matoba said in the statement.
That victim was determined to be 13 years old when the abuse began, according to Glendora Police Detectives.
The United States Army says that Haddad was an Army Reservist with the rank of Specialist who was working in Military Intelligence and Translation.
After prosecutors filed the initial charges against Haddad back in April, the United States Army arranged for him to be returned to his deploying base in Fort Hood, Texas to await legal proceedings.
The District Attorney's Office says he was later extradited to Los Angeles County to face prosecution for his crimes.
He now faces a maximum sentence of up to 75 years to life in State Prison and will have to register as a Sex Offender if he ever leaves prison.
Prosecutors say Haddad is set to be sentenced September 6 in Department P of the Los Angeles County Superior Court Pomona Courthouse.
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