A man was found guilty of child molestation last week.
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A jury of eight men and four women found David Charles Everett, 25, guilty of sodomy, oral copulation and other lewd acts with a child 10 years old or younger, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Last April, the parents alleged sexual misconduct by Everett to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. After an investigation, Everett was arrested on April 24, 2013 on multiple felony counts with a no-bail hold. He was subsequently charged with 12 counts of sexual misconduct with a victim under 10 years old.
The trial began May 1, 2014, with what the DA’s Office described as an “aggressive prosecution team” led by Deputy District Attorney Lisette Suder. The trial lasted three court days.
“Children and victims of sexual assault oftentimes feel they go unheard in the criminal justice system,” Suder said after the trial. “Though nothing can change the physical and emotional pain that has occurred, it is my hope that the victim and the family can find some sort of peace in the guilty verdict.”
DA Vern Pierson commented on the verdict, saying, “Sexual assault cases present unique and difficult challenges. This prosecutorial team, led by deputy district attorney Suder, conducted themselves with the utmost expertise and professionalism while presenting the case to the jury.”
Everett is to be sentenced on June 14 at 1 p.m. in Department 1. He faces up to 200-years-to-life plus 10 years.