August 21, 2014
District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that defendant Franklin Lee, 40, of Santa Rosa, pleaded no contest today before the Honorable Judge Robert LaForge to multiple felony child abuse charges involving one victim. Lee pled to five felonies, including continuous sexual abuse of a minor under 14, oral copulation of a 14 and 15 year old, and sodomy of a 14 and 15 year old. He also admitted a sentencing enhancement that would preclude a grant of probation. He faces up to 18 years and 8 months in prison.