Stockton man convicted of long-term cross country sexual abuse of daughters, other child victims



September 20, 2018 |  

In a jury trial that concluded today in U.S. District Court in Sacramento, a Stockton, California man was found of mutliple charges related to sexual abuse of minors, including three of his daughters.

Rodney Rochea Flucas, 49, of Stockton, guilty of transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and one count of transporting an adult daughter across state lines with the intent to engage in incest. The case included several years of abuse across the country.

Evidence produced in the case showed Flucas' abuse started in 2000  in when he and his family lived in Valdosta, Georgia around the year 2000. The case was discovered after one of his daughters attempted suicide by driving into a lamppost in the hopes that her death would reveal the abuse.

After being hospitalized,  the daughter revealed the abuse. Five other abuse victims came forward disclosing the previous abuse they suffered at the hand of Flucas. 

When state officials in Georgia began an investigation into reports of abuse, Flucas relocated within the state then one month later to Oregon in September 2014 where the abuse continued. DNA tests revealed Flucas had fathered 10 children with his abuse victims.

After fleeing Oregon when investigators started closing in, Flucas relocated again to Stockton. In Stockton, the abuse continued until information was revealed following the suicide attempt.

“Cases like these are difficult to investigate. We must ask the victims to relive trauma and face a person they would rather forget," Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan of the FBI Sacramento Field Office said. "Rodney Flucas underestimated the strength and grace of his victims, and we thank them for their courage."

Flucas is scheduled for sentencing on December 17, 2018 and faces a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison and up to a maximum of life in prison and a $250,000 fine. On June 26, a separate jury had found Flucas guilty of one count of attempted witness tampering, and he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for that count.




 




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