Caldwell County man sentenced to at least 13 years in rape of 11-year-old

- A Caldwell County man has been sentenced to serve at least 11 years in prison in connection to the rape of an 11-year-old girl, according to the District Attorney for Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties. 

Domingo Martinez Hernandez, 50, was sentenced to serve an active prison term of 13 to 21 years after being convicted of first-degree statutory rape in Caldwell County Superior Court on Thursday, March 8. 

Detectives said that a family member had walked into Hernandez's bedroom and saw the 11-year-old girl get out of bed and run from the room without any clothing. Hernandez was also naked under the sheets in the bed. The child reported to police that Hernandez had raped her. 

Hernandez will serve his sentence at the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections. 

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