East Chicago man sentenced to 37.5 years for child molesting

December 2, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

A federal judge sentenced an East Chicago man Tuesday to 37 and a half years in prison for taking an 11-year-old girl to an Illinois hotel for sex.

U.S. District Judge Rudy Lozano told Edwin Tollinchi-Rodriguez, 30, that he thought the defendant deserved life in prison, which federal sentencing guidelines called for, but said he decided to “have more mercy on you than you had for the little girl.”