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2019 > July

Jim Pinedo Sentenced to Life in Prison for Domestic Violence Related Attempted Murder with a Firearm
Date: 7/24/2019 1:00:01 PM
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Jim Pinedo (38) has been sentenced to 14 years plus 25 years to life for attempted murder with a firearm and other domestic violence related charges.
Juan Antonio Esquivel Sentenced to Six Years Prison for Child Molestation
Date: 7/2/2019 6:24:43 PM
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Paso Robles resident Juan Antonio Esquivel was sentenced to six years in state prison for his conviction of lewd act on a child under the age of fourteen and sexual penetration by a foreign object for acts of sexual abuse that occurred in December of 2016.
Judge Rules David Hernandez can be Tried for 2013 Paso Robles Murder
Date: 7/18/2019 3:58:07 PM
At the conclusion of a three-day preliminary hearing, a San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge ruled that there is probable cause to believe that David Rodriguez Hernandez committed the crimes of murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon. These charges are stemming from the 2013 murder of Victor Hugo Sanchez.
Jury Convicts Matthew Roland Betts of Sexually Molesting Two Children
Date: 7/5/2019 6:53:32 PM
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that a San Luis Obispo County jury found San Luis Obispo resident Mathew Roland Betts (DOB 06/11/1972) guilty of nine counts of felony child molestation; including three counts of sexual penetration of a child under the age of ten and six counts of lewd act on a child under the age of fourteen.
Sherry M. Gong Charged with Felony Embezzlement from Atascadero High School Booster Club
Date: 7/8/2019 4:14:46 PM
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that charges have been filed against Sherry Gong (48) alleging that she embezzled funds from the Atascadero High School Band and Pageantry Booster Club.
Ten felonies filed against Richard Orcutt for racially-based hate crime threats
Date: 7/16/2019 5:20:46 PM
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that ten felony charges were filed against Richard Vincent Orcutt (62) for making racially based hate crime criminal threats against multiple victims and for unlawfully possessing an assault weapon.