Woodville man, 45, guilty of child molestation
A Tulare County judge sentenced 45-year-old Roberto Moreno of Woodville to 84 years to life in state prison for child molestation.
Moreno was also ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution fines and to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The judge imposed the maximum sentence under the law for the charges.
According to the Tulare County District Attorney, on Oct. 19 a jury found Moreno guilty of one count of child molestation on a victim under 14, eight counts of forcible child molestation on a victim under 14, six counts of child molestation on a victim 14 or 15 years old, one count of forcible rape and one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14.
The jury also found true the special allegation that Moreno engaged in substantial sexual conduct with a child under 14. Eleven of these charges are considered violent felonies and strikes under the Three Strikes Law.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy DA Melissa Chabra. It was investigated by Detective Terry Titus of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, as well as Investigator Brandon Hall of the
Tulare County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigations.