Man to stand trial in child sexual assault case

By From page A4 | June 18, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A man who faces a possible life sentence in prison for allegedly sexually assaulting two young girls has been ordered to stand trial on three felony charges.

Duane C. Hyde, 48, was already awaiting trial for a fourth felony charge when his probable cause hearing got underway Tuesday morning.

One of Hyde’s accusers, an 11-year-old girl, told authorities in January that Hyde, a friend of her parents, sexually assaulted her three times one night when she was in either kindergarten or the first grade when she was living at a home on Meadowlark Drive. He also is suspected of sexually assaulting her again when she was seven years old, according to police testimony at the hearing.

The girl told family members about the assaults after a friend of hers told her parents that Hyde had sexually assaulted her.

Hyde, who had been out on bail and awaiting sentencing for stealing construction equipment from an Auto Mall Parkway business in 2011 at the time of his arrest, was ordered to return to court July 1 to be arraigned on sexual assault charges.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • 2realJune 18, 2014 - 5:53 am

    Death by firing squad!

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  • BJune 18, 2014 - 8:51 am

    Sign me up. Pedos are the sickest things on earth and deserve nothing more than a bullet to the head.

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  • JimboJune 18, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    I am more for sticking pedo's genitals into a wood chipper.

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  • B JJune 18, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    Let's just say that once he gets in prison the prisoners will find out and will take action for us. They don't like these kinds of fools that like to hurt kids like this p o s. What they need to do is hang him from the highest tree by his ball with his hands tide behind his back and let's see how he get's out of that position if he can. These type of people can't not be helped. They need to dig a hole and put all these p o s' s into. That's the only help they need is to be 6 feed under for all these molesters that hurt kids or adults PERIOD.

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