Jury Convicts William Martinez Perez of Multiple Counts of Child Molestation
Author: District Attorney
10/24/2019 5:20:02 PM
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that a San Luis Obispo County jury has found Nipomo resident William Martinez Perez (59) guilty of six felony counts of lewd act on a child under the age of 14, for conduct involving three separate child victims and spanning several years.
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that a San Luis Obispo County jury has found Nipomo resident William Martinez Perez (59) guilty of six felony counts of lewd act on a child under the age of 14. The conduct involved three separate child victims and took place between 2001 and 2005, and 2011 and 2016. The jury also found true an allegation that the crimes involved multiple victims under the age of 14, subjecting Mr. Perez to a sentence of life in state prison.
“Sexual abuse of children are some of the most complex, sensitive, and tragic cases handled by our office. It takes an immense amount of courage for these young victims to come forward and report the abuse,” said District Attorney Dan Dow. “We thank the jury for their service and are satisfied with their verdicts. I am proud of the hard work of our entire prosecution team for ensuring that these victim’s voices could be heard and this offender held accountable,” said District Attorney Dan Dow.
The jury reached their verdict after nearly a week of testimony and one half day of deliberation. Sentencing is scheduled for November 20, 2019 in Department 1 of the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, the Honorable Jacquelyn Duffy presiding. Mr. Perez faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison for his convictions.
The investigation was conducted by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Julie Antos.
A copy of the complaint can be accessed here. A copy of the defendant’s booking photo can be found here.
Please contact Assistant District Attorney Eric J. Dobroth at 805.781.5819 with any questions.
# # #