Convicted child molester gets 10 yrs. in prison for abusing another minor


Convicted child molester Pedro Tudela Borja was slapped with a 10-year prison term for sexually abusing another girl and for failing to update his registration information as a sex offender.

In an order on Monday, Superior Court Associate Judge David A. Wiseman noted that the 64-year-old Borja would be at least 75 years old when he is released.

“Incapacitation is a legitimate factor of sentencing whereby having a defendant who is a danger to the community isolated until such time that the defendant is too old or otherwise incapacitated to do harm to anyone in the community,” the judge said.

Wiseman sentenced Borja to 30 years imprisonment, all suspended except for 10 years, for sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree. The sentence will be served without the possibility of parole.

Borja was also sentenced to two years imprisonment for failing to update his registration information as a sex offender. This sentence will be concurrent to his sentence in the sex abuse case. That means Borja’s total prison term for the two offenses is 10 years.

Borja was given credit for four months and 28 days of time served.

Borja is scheduled for release on April 30, 2025. He will then be placed on probation for 20 years, during which time he is prohibited from having any contact with the victim and any child under 18.

Borja pleaded guilty last week to the two charges as part of a plea deal. He was represented by assistant public defender Michael Sato.

At sentencing, Wiseman said the parties urged the court to accept the plea agreement in the interest of justice and to prevent the continuing trauma the victim would have to endure if the case were to go to trial.

According to court documents, Borja sexually abused the then-10-year-old girl sometime in 2013.

Police detective Rhonda C. John stated in her report that Crime Stoppers received a tip on April 25, 2015, about Borja molesting a minor girl.

John said she later called the Division of Youth Services about the tip and that on April 29 a DYS personnel informed her that they have the 12-year-old child in their custody.

Borja was slapped with a prison term in May 2004 after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree.

Just last year, in September 2014, San Vicente Elementary School called police about Borja hanging around the school in violation of the sex offender registration requirements.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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