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Copperopolis Man Sentenced

Copperopolis, CA — A Copperopolis man is headed to prison for molesting two teenage girls between 1999-2003.

51-year-old Stephen Christopher Hamblin was sentenced this week in Calaveras County Superior Court to 16 years and four months behind bars. On October 28th, Hamblin pled guilty to 16 counts of child molestation, one count of statutory rape and other sexual charges.

The crimes were carried out at Hamblin’s Copperopolis home. The first victim contacted the Sheriff’s Department in December of 2007, and the second victim came forward a short time later.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.