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March 18, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Co-Defendants Convicted of Multiple Rape Counts

Defendants Christian May Quintero and Fredi Alberto Lopez-Flores, 28 and 37 years old respectively, were convicted today after a one-month-long jury trial, presided over by the Honorable Christopher Honigsberg.District Attorney Ravitch stated, “This was a tragic case, and the young victim showed incredible strength testifying and facing her attackers. We appreciate the jury’s time and thoughtful deliberations.” Read full story


March 15, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Man Sentenced to Serve 125 Years-to-Life in Prison for Sexually Assaulting Two Victims

Defendant Cecilio Castaneda, 55 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced yesterday by the Honorable Robert LaForge to serve 125 years-to-life in state prison after being found guilty by a Sonoma County jury in November of last year of multiple counts of molesting two young children. Following the 2 week-long trial the jury found the defendant guilty of all charges and enhancements. Read full story


February 17, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Double Murderer Denied Parole

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate William Barton, 66 years old of Santa Rosa, was denied parole following a hearing held earlier today at California State Prison, Sacramento.<span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"></span> Read full story


February 4, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Jury Finds Guerneville Man Guilty of Assault and Resisting Arrest

 

<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Defendant David Bowen Farwell, 34 years old of Guerneville, was found guilty by a Sonoma County jury yesterday of felony assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, and resisting arrest.</span> Read full story


February 4, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Man Sentenced to Six Years Prison for False Imprisonment of Girlfriend

<span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Defendant NicholasJackson, 26 years old of Oakland, was sentenced earlier today by the HonorableJohn Behnke to serve six years in state prison after pleading guilty and “nocontest” to charges of felony false imprisonment of his girlfriend, contempt ofcourt, attempted second degree robbery, second degree commercial burglary, andgrand theft of personal property.</span> Read full story


February 3, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Sonoma CountyDistrict Attorney's Office & Joint Task Force Reach a Settlement with Perrigo Companies

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">Sonoma CountyDistrict Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that her office, as part of theCalifornia Food Drug and Medical Device Task Force and in conjunction with theCalifornia Attorney General’s office, reached a settlement with Perrigo Companyand two of its subsidiaries (Perrigo) to improve the safety of the company'sinfant and toddler formula products by putting in place ingredient sourcing andquality control processes to significantly reduce levels of lead.</span> Read full story


January 12, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Man Sentenced to Serve Fourteen Years in State Prison for Charges of Domestic Violence and Residential Burglary

 

<span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">John Amaral, 60 yearsold of Santa Rosa, was sentenced earlier today by the Honorable Robert LaForgeto serve 14 years in state prison after pleading “no contest” in November oflast year to felony charges of domestic battery and residential burglary.</span> Read full story


January 5, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Convicted Felony Sentenced to 17 Years, 8 Months in Prison for Assault with Firearm and Robbery

 

<p> <span>Defendant RaymundoHernandez-Soto Jr, 34 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced earlier today toserve 17 years, 8 months in state prison after pleading “no contest” in Octoberof last year to charges of committing an assault with a semi-automatic firearm,second degree robbery, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. </span></p><p><span></span></p> Read full story


January 3, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Petaluma Man Sentenced to Prison for Pimping while Armed with a Firearm

 

<p> <span>Defendant, LaneRobert Norman, 22 years old of Petaluma, was sentenced today by the HonorableBradford DeMeo to 8 years and 4 months in prison in connection with hisno-contest pleas in October to pimping while armed with a firearm as well asfurnishing cocaine to a minor.</span></p><p><span></span></p> Read full story


December 10, 2021 | Office of the District Attorney

Child MolesterConvicted of Abusing Two Young Females Sentenced to 210 Years-to-Life in Prison 

<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Defendant Jesus Paniagua- Rojas, 51 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced yesterday by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to serve 210 years-to-life in state prison after having been found guilty by a Sonoma County jury in September of committing eighteen felony sex offenses against two children. </span> Read full story