Nipomo man found guilty of child molestation
–District Attorney Dan Dow announced this week 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. The jury also found true an allegation that the crimes involved multiple victims under the age of 14, subjecting 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,” said District Attorney Dan Dow. “It takes an immense amount of courage for these young victims to come forward and report the abuse. 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.”
The jury reached their verdict after nearly a week of testimony and one half day of deliberation. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 20, 2019 in Department 1 of the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, the Honorable Jacquelyn Duffy presiding. Perez faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison for his convictions.