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Man sentenced in rape of 10-year-old girl in Antelope Valley movie theater

A 35-year-old Palmdale man who raped a 10-year-old girl in a vacant Antelope Valley movie theater was sentenced Tuesday to 63 years to life in prison, according to the L.A. County District Attorney's office.

Marque Clark will not be eligible for parole until he is almost 89 years old, according to the sentence handed down by Superior Court Judge Lisa Chung, prosecutors said.

Clark forced the girl into the back of an empty movie theater in the Antelope Valley Mall on Aug. 29, 2006, and raped and sodomized her, prosecutors said.

He was arrested three weeks later after L.A. County sheriff’s detectives found the girl’s cellphone hidden behind bushes at Clark’s home.

Clark was convicted last month of forcible rape, kidnapping to commit another crime, aggravated sexual assault; sodomy of a person under the age of 14, forcible lewd acts on a child and aggravated sexual assault. His conviction included the special allegations of aggravated circumstances, prosecutors said.

-- Ann M. Simmons

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I am glad they caught this person- I won't even call him a man. No man would have done such harm to a 10 year old child--girl or boy.

I am glad that the courts were able to get this MAD DOG off of our streets. I can only hope that when he gets to prison he will not be put in protection but put into the general population. There is a code among the prisoners in jails----THEY DON'T LIKE CHILD MOLESTORS. But he will probably be separated from the General Population and be protected. And that is something this monster does not deserve.

I just hate the fact that my tax dollars go to feed this MONSTER. But I can handle this knowing he will be in jail for a very long time. Hopefully he will get denied parol until he is 102. NO HE HAS NO RIGHTS-- HE LOST THEM WHEN HE DID THAT HORRIBLE CRIME TO AN INNOCENT 10 YEAR OLD CHILD.


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