DATE: July 29, 2022

CASE: Edwin “Vin” Cuxeva (Case #21FE012253)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Quirina Orozco, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit

Edwin “Vin” Cuxeva was sentenced to 28 years in state prison. On June 30, 2022, Cuxeva pled guilty to 11 counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child.

Cuxeva molested the victim when she was 12 to 17 years old and committed the abuse in multiple cities across the state, including Sacramento and Los Angeles.  The sexual abuse included multiple acts of sexual intercourse, oral copulation and fondling.

During an emotional sentencing hearing before Commissioner Ken Brody, the victim, along with her siblings and mother, delivered poignant statements that detailed the trauma they endured over several years of abuse. In closing her statement, the victim articulated, “I am here to say that in spite of Edwin Cuxeva, today I have found my joy, my peace, and my justice. I know that nothing will ever give me back what he grotesquely stole from me and my family but we have many more branches we can grow beyond this garden.”