Danville real estate agent sentenced for child sexual abuse

Ronald Schwartz receives 18-year prison term after pleading guilty to 6 counts

A Danville real estate agent will spend 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl.

Ronald Schwartz, 66, was sentenced in a Martinez courtroom Friday morning, days after pleading guilty to six counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.

A judge also issued a 10-year order to stay away from the victim and ordered the defendant to pay restitution and to register as a sex offender.

Schwartz, a Brentwood resident who worked in Danville, was arrested in the summer of 2012 after calling a suicide hotline and confessing to sexually abusing a young relative, according to Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Chad Mahalich.

He has been in custody since that time.

The court heard Friday from members of the victim's family, including the victim's mother.

Mahalich alleged Schwartz previously abused two other young girls, but was not charged in connection with those cases.

— Bay City News Service


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Apr 7, 2014 at 9:19 am

What a sick creep! People like this should be removed from society for a much longer time that 18 years. Lets hope he can no longer do any harm cause he will be old when he gets out. But based on stories similar they continue to have this illness and don't change. The child will be marred for life so the victim never will be free. Where's the fairness in that?

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 7, 2014 at 10:34 am

Hey Louise don't worry about it...the in-house inmates will take special care of this scum bag.

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Cholo
a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Ronald Schwartz: Web Link

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Another bad idea from the air board
By Tim Hunt | 20 comments | 3,159 views

Good-Guys were here without me
By Roz Rogoff | 0 comments | 678 views