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Child Sex Abuse Suspect First Court Appearance

The 65-year-old Grass Valley man arrested last week on charges of child sexual abuse has made his first court appearance. Nevada County District Attorney Cliff Newell says Randy Hansen’s arraignment and plea have been postponed until Thursday, to allow him time to confer with the public defender who was assigned the case that day…

click to listen to Cliff Newell

Newell says he’s filed four counts against Hansen: sex with a girl under age 10, two counts of oral copulation, and lewd acts on a child…

click to listen to Cliff Newell

Newell says if convicted, Hansen faces a sentence range of probation to life in prison. The victim was an 8-year-old girl and was staying at Hansen’s home for about six months, over two years ago. Hansen was letting the girl and her father stay there for a while, while the father found a permanent place to live.

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