BUTTE COUNTY, California – On Thursday, an Oroville man was sentenced to 45 years to life in jail after being convicted final April of serial sexual abuse of kids beneath the age of 14 and 10, in accordance with Butte County District Legal professional Mike Ramsey.
The person was sentenced in Butte County Superior Court docket.
Robert Donovan, 36, of Oroville, was convicted of a number of counts of sexually abusing the women, Ramsey mentioned.
Donovan started sexually abusing the women in 2013 till he was arrested in 2018. He has been in custody since his arrest in 2018 pending his conviction and sentencing on the costs within the case.
The three boys, who at the moment are 10, 13 and 15 years outdated, testified in opposition to Donovan.
Butte County Superior Court docket Decide Corrie Caraway, who presided over the jury trial, rejected Donovan’s lawyer’s arguments to condemn him to lower than 16 years in jail.
The decide agreed with trial lawyer JJ Stark-Modlin that Donovan ought to be sentenced to the utmost life sentence.
Justice, on this case, was slowed down as a result of quite a few protection postponements and the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with Ramsey.
“Regardless of Donovan’s 45-year-to-life sentence, the California Legislature’s new ‘Elder Probation Program’ handed final 12 months will enable inmates to hunt parole after simply 20 years of custody, so long as they’re additionally 50 years outdated, no matter how outdated they’re. Decide’s orders, ”Ramsey mentioned.
Donovan will probably be eligible for parole in 2038.