For Immediate Release
Bodega Man Sentenced to 10 Years Prison For Multiple Felony Sex Offenses
Santa Rosa, CA | April 14, 2022
Defendant Peter Duranceau, 26 years old of Bodega Bay, was sentenced on Monday April 11th by the Honorable Troye Shaffer to serve ten years in state prison after pleading “no contest” in February of this year to ten felony sex offenses. His charges included residential burglary to commit a sex offense, lewd act with a minor 14 or 15 years old, sexual penetration of a minor, communication online with a minor to commit a sexual offense, and possession of child pornography. In addition to the prison sentence he was ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
District Attorney Jill Ravitch stated “This defendant has engaged in predatory conduct toward young females on multiple occasions. Unfortunately, even with court intervention, his criminal behavior escalated. As such, we believe this prison sentence is appropriate.
The case came to the attention of law enforcement when it was reported that the defendant had snuck into a house and engaged in sexual conduct with a 15-year-old girl he had met on Snapchat. An investigation of the defendant’s Snapchat account revealed he was having numerous conversations with other underage girls where he sent inappropriate videos, asked for inappropriate pictures, and in some instances attempted to meet up with them to engage in sexual activity.
The defendant had been previously convicted of misdemeanor charges for similar conduct with other young girls. In fact, defendant was on a probation for those crimes at the time he committed one of the new felonies.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Ashley W Hendon, assisted by District Attorney Victim Advocate Elizabeth Garcia. District Attorney Investigator. Detective Rick Boehm of the Santa Rosa Police Department Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit headed the investigation.