A man convicted of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl has been sentenced to prison.
Puyallup police told the public in November that they were looking for 40-year-old Marcus Francis Cordova. At the time, Cordova was suspected of assaulting the girl at her Puyallup home and of violating his probation.
He was arrested later that month near Tenino and in June pleaded guilty to second-degree assault with sexual motivation.
On Friday, Superior Court Judge Gretchen Leanderson sentenced him from four years to life in prison. It will be up to the state’s Indeterminate Sentencing Review Board to say when, or if, he’s released within that range.
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Police said Cordova had been staying with the child’s mother at the time of the assault.
He is not allowed have contact with her or any other minors, should he be released.