Santa Rosa, CA – October 26, 2018 – Defendant
Guadalupe Barragan-Zepeda, 52 years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced on Thursday
October 25, 2018 by the Honorable Judge Robert LaForge to 6 years prison after
having pled no contest in September of this year to three felony sexual assault
charges. Specifically, the defendant
pled to one felony charge of committing continuous sexual abuse of a child under
14 years of age, and two felony counts of sexual battery by restraint.
Attorney Ravitch stated, “The victims in this case showed incredible
courage. By coming forward to
authorities they ensured that not only they would receive some measure of
justice, but that other children would be less likely to be abused.”
case involved two separate victims who were both minors at the time the
offenses were committed. The acts giving
rise to the charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 were
committed between 2007 and 2010. The acts
giving rise to the sexual battery charges occurred in 2015 and 2018. All of the charges involved the defendant
touching his victims in a sexual manner.
a result of his convictions the defendant will be required to register as a sex
offender for life, pursuant to Penal Code section 290.
case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Javier Vaca. The Santa Rosa
Police Department headed the investigation.