Santa Rosa, CA – June 16, 2016 – District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Ivan Reyes, 31-years-old of Sonoma, was sentenced today by the Honorable Patrick Broderick. The sentence came after the defendant pleaded no contest to two felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts upon a child under the age of 14 on April 1, 2016. The
defendant was sentenced to serve 5 years state prison for the crimes.
District Attorney Ravitch stated, “These young victims demonstrated incredible bravery in helping to bring this defendant to justice. We are pleased that the Court denied the request for probation and imposed a prison sentence which will be followed
by lifetime registration as a sex offender. Hopefully this will bring some sense of closure to this family.”
The charges resulted from disclosures made by two young female family members that the defendant had sexually assaulted them. In July 2014, the first victim reported she was molested by the defendant in 2008 when she was 7 years old. The second victim told law enforcement in December 2014 that she was molested in 2010 when
she was 9 years old. Both crimes took place in the City of Sonoma. The defendant was arrested in late December 2014 and admitted the accusations to detectives.
At sentencing one of the victims, now 13-years-old, read her victim impact statement in open court detailing how the defendants actions have affected many aspects of her life. Her mother also read a compelling statement to the court. They were accompanied to court and supported by several leather vest clad members of the
non-profit group Bikers Against Child Abuse. In handing-down his sentence, Judge Broderick noted the extremely young ages of the victims as well as the passage of time between the crimes, saying the defendant had years between the assaults to reflect on his first victim, but rather than seeking
help at that time, he went on to victimize another girl.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Holly Holcomb assisted by District Attorney Investigators Denise Urton and Mark Azzouni. Detective Kelly Burris of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office headed the investigation.