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District Attorney Marco Serna Convicts Child Rapist

on February 20, 2019 - 2:34pm
David Hyams
SANTA FE Firstt Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna released the following statement Tuesday regarding his office’s conviction of David Hyams:
“I am grateful to announce that our office was able to bring justice against Hyams yesterday convicting him of two counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration in the First Degree (Child Under 13) and one count of Criminal Sexual Contact in the Second Degree (Unclothed) (Child Under 13). And I am thankful to and proud of the brave, young victim who traveled from Hawaii to testify at trial, and for the service of the jury as they swiftly deliberated agreeing with our prosecution.”
The dates of incidents were 4.5 years ago, in July and September of 2014. The defendant, who was a local artist, repeatedly molested his girlfriend’s daughter when her mother was at work. Victim, who is now 14, traveled from Hawaii to testify in this trial. The jury deliberated for about 2.5 hours before rendering the Guilty verdict. Hyams was immediately taken into custody pending sentencing. He faces up to 45 years of incarceration at sentencing, which will occur in 30 days.