Stockton man sentenced to life in prison for long-term sexual abuse of minors, own children

At a sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Sacramento, a man who was convicted in November 2018 of long-term sexual abuse received a life sentence.

Rodney Flucas, 50, of Stockton, received the sentence after his conviction for the transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, 10 years in prison for transporting an adult daughter across state lines with the intent to engage in incest and 20 years in prison for attempted witness tampering.

Evidence produced in the case showed Flucas' abuse started in 2000 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.

“No sentence can ever erase the pain that the victims have endured as a result of years of abuse and reliving those experiences during their courageous testimony in court,” Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan of the FBI Sacramento Field Office said. “We hope today’s sentence offers some solace to the victims and encourages those who are enduring similar, unreported circumstances to seek help from law enforcement." 

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