Walnut Creek man gets 25 years to life for sexually abusing child


A 28-year-old Walnut Creek man will spend 25 years to life in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a young male relative in 2010.

Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge John Kennedy sentenced Mexican national Oscar Juarez to the lengthy term in a Martinez courtroom

Friday morning, a month after a jury convicted Juarez of two counts of committing sexual acts on a minor under 10 years old and three counts of

attempted sodomy on a child.

Prosecutors said that in 2010, Juarez began sexually abusing a young male family member whose parents had allowed Juarez to stay with them at their Walnut Creek home.

"The victim was forced to live in the same apartment as his abuser, so he had no option of escaping the attacks," Kennedy said this morning.

The judge noted the "severe and unimaginable psychological harm" the abuse had caused the child.

Kennedy said he also took into account that the defendant had threatened the victim to keep him from reporting the abuse.

The court heard this morning from the victim's mother as well as a letter from the victim himself who said he was scared of what might happen if Juarez were released.

Two of Juarez's brothers spoke briefly during the sentencing hearing in his defense.

Juarez will be eligible for parole in 25 years.

"I'm hoping the community, as well as the victim, will be safe by that time," the judge said.


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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 24, 2012 at 10:15 am

A very sad situation...I sincerely feel for the young child.

The judge doesn't have to worry about the victim being safe in 25 years.

Why you ask...the inmates will take care the sicko. And if they don't, the SOB will be 53 years old and the victim will be a grown young man in his 30's. I wouldn't want to be Oscar in 25 years.

There are ways to handle animals like Oscar...The victim will know.

Thanks for listening...(wish Oscar was listening) Julia Pardini from Alamo.

PS...It also appears Oscar has a couple of sick minded brothers.

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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Sep 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Granted he is a viscious pervert but now the American taxpayer has to pay for his incarceration. Why is he here in the first place? Well, we know the answer. We have many criminals here that no other country wants and eventually they either go back to their country of origin so as not to be imprisoned or we try and convict them and at great expense. No wonder we are broke and getting broker by the minute.

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Posted by Kris
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Is "Mexican national" the current euphemism for ILLEGAL alien? How many Americans have been preyed upon? How many more before the border is secured Nd the vermin tossed out? Heavily Mexican school districts like Redwood City are crap. Pregnant middle schoolers not uncommon----but that's the way to add another government (taxpayer's $) check to the unclaimed household income. This should not be a party issue---we have been invaded. Time to enforce our laws and protect future children.

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Posted by Evan
a resident of Danville
on Sep 25, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Bet anything he was another illegal who never should have been here. Check gov stats for calif as to how many are killed by these illegals. Guess not everyone comes here to pick strawberries.

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