Child molester gets 25 years in prison
Cochachi-Macha faces deportation once released from prison
Robert Cochachi-Macha broke into tears while making a statement in court Monday about a sex crime he committed last summer. He then slumped into his chair, banged his head on a table and cried while public defender Keith Roark patted him on the back in an effort to console.
Cochachi-Macha, a 26-year-old Peruvian national, had reason to cry. He admitted to sexual interactions with a 7-year-old girl and will now spend at least 11 years in prison to pay for his crime.
Blaine County 5th District Court Judge Robert J. Elgee sentenced Cochachi-Macha to 25 years behind bars for the felony crime of lewd conduct with a child under 16. He will be required to serve at least 11 years before becoming eligible for parole. Once released, he will likely be deported.
The victim's mother attended Monday's sentencing hearing but did not testify. It is the second time she has seen a Peruvian man sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting her daughter.
In 2007, Ovidio Ricaldi-Villajuan, now 27, was sentenced to up to 20 years for lewd conduct against the same girl when she was only 4. After serving the three-year fixed portion of his sentence, Ricaldi-Villajuan was released from prison and deported in late 2009.
Cochachi-Macha committed his lewd act upon the girl on July 16, 2010. According to Hailey police, he sexually assaulted the girl in a room he was renting from a relative of hers at the Balmoral Apartments complex in the Woodside area of Hailey.
A Blaine County grand jury indicted Cochachi-Macha on three felony charges—rape, lewd conduct and sexual assault.