No. F078693.

62 Cal.App.5th 188 (2021)

276 Cal. Rptr. 3d 379

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. EDDIE NIETO, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Fifth District.

As modified March 29, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Cara DeVito , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Xavier Becerra , Attorney General, Lance E. Winters , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Michael P. Farrell , Assistant Attorney General, Daniel B. Bernstein and Catherine Chatman , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


Eddie Nieto lured a six-year-old girl out of her grandmother's home and sexually abused her near an open field adjacent to the house. A jury convicted him of committing lewd acts and found true a special allegation he kidnapped the victim. The kidnapping finding mandated a life sentence under the "One Strike...

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