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La Jolla realtor sentenced for molesting two girls

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 20:32:47-04

STORY - One of the two girls who was molested by a La Jolla realtor faced the child predator at his sentencing Friday.

Donald Hickey received a 25-years-to-life term as part of his plea deal in five felonies.

In July, Hickey admitted to lewd and lascivious acts with a child and possession of child pornography. Prosecutors said the molestations occurred between 2009 and 2012. Hickey was caught thanks to a cyber tip submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Hickey apologized to his victims in court in August, saying “I’m sorry for everything that's happened. I take responsibility for it and I hope they do heal from it.''

``No teenager should be in a situation where they sit down and think about what they're going to say to a pedophile,'' one of the girls said after Hickey pleaded guilty. ``No parent should have to decide whether or not to tell their child that they have been assaulted. I hate that you put my family in that position.''

City News Service contributed to this report.