Natomas Man Sentenced 12 Years for Molesting a Child


Daniel Kirk / Photo: SacPD

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A former Little League volunteer from Natomas was sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court this morning to 12 years in state prison for molesting a child.

Daniel Ray Kirk, 42, of Natomas was arrested April 26, 2013 on multiple felony molestation charges. On Oct. 3 he pled no contest to three felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child.

The teenage victim reported Kirk, a family member, had sexually assaulted him multiple times over a four-year period, according to police records.

The victim’s mother addressed the court today, Nov. 8 prior to sentencing.

“How dare he do this to our family? But we will move on,” she said tearfully.

As part of a plea agreement, additional felony molestation charges were dismissed today by Judge Gerrit W. Wood.

Kirk will be required to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole, according to Deputy District Attorney Kari Reeve. Once out of prison, Kirk will also we required to register as a sex offender with any city or county in which he lives.

The victim’s mother said today she wanted to apologize for any trauma Kirk’s crimes caused the Natomas community.

“I really appreciate all the support from the community,” she said.

Kirk was a North Natomas Little League board member and managed one of its baseball teams prior to his arrest.

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