District Attorney Press Release
District Attorney Press Release

San Luis Obispo Jury Finds Herbert Connor Guilty of Felony Sexual Battery

Author: San Luis Obispo District Attorney
Date: 2/1/2019 5:12:48 PM

Today, February 1, 2019, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Herbert George Connor (DOB 07/27/45) guilty of felony Sexual Battery by Restraint, one count of misdemeanor Sexual Battery and one count of misdemeanor Assault, for an attack that took place on April 25, 2017 in the town of Cambria.


Today, February 1, 2019, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Herbert George Connor (DOB 07/27/45) guilty of felony Sexual Battery by Restraint, one count of misdemeanor Sexual* Battery and one count of misdemeanor Assault, for an attack that took place on April 25, 2017 in the town of Cambria.  The jury reached their verdicts after a two-week trial and one day of deliberation.

“These verdicts send a strong message to our community that ‘no’ means ‘no’ when it comes to unwanted sexual contact”, said District Attorney Dan Dow.  “Unwanted sexual contact, known as sexual battery by restraint, is a serious criminal offense and will be pursued by this office whenever the evidence is sufficient to support prosecution. I am very grateful to the jury for their hard work and their service to our community.  I am also extremely proud of the courage displayed by the victim in coming forward to report the abuse and in telling her story to the jury.”

Sentencing is scheduled for March 20, 2019, in Department 1 of the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, the Honorable Judge Jacquelyn Duffy presiding.  Mr. Connor faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison. 

The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Dan Dow and investigated by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorneys Bureau of Investigation. 

 

For media inquiries please contact Assistant District Attorney Eric J. Dobroth (805) 781-5819.

 

*This press release was updated on February 4, 2019, to correctly describe count two as Sexual Battery.