“Hopefully, from this point on, we can start our healing,” –Monique Baza, survivor.
Guam – The sentencing hearing for Raymond Camacho, the man who abducted a woman from the Crown Bakery parking lot and then raped her, took place today over at the Superior Court of Guam.
Prosecutor Phill Tydingco described the incident as the kind of crime everyone is fearful of.
Back in 2015, an unsuspecting victim was buying bread for her family at the Crown Bakery in Barrigada when she was abducted by Raymond Camacho and then forced to drive to a jungle area where he raped her.
The entire account was reiterated today just before Judge Anita Sukola gave the final sentencing for Raymond Camacho.
He is now sentenced to 10 years for kidnapping as well as life in prison with the possibility of parole for criminal sexual misconduct.
Sukola gave the verdict so as to avoid keeping “criminals among us.” She added that Camacho will not serve any community service nor forfeiture nor pay any fines.
Monique Baza, the survivor in the harrowing crime, acknowledged her relief with the verdict: “Hopefully, from this point on, we can start our healing. We can start piecing our lives back together, finding a new normal…but today is a good day,” she said.
A restitution hearing is slated for October 6, at 9am.