District Attorney

Joe Alexander

(530) 621-6472

District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the felony conviction of Roy Dale Todd for continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, occurring between December 6, 1997, and December 5, 2003.

The nine men, three women jury heard testimony and evaluated evidence over two and a half days and deliberated for approximately 46 minutes until they rendered the guilty verdict on all counts. Defendant was convicted of continuous sexual abuse and possession of child pornography. The jury also found true the special allegation of substantial sexual conduct. Defendant admitted to two prior convictions from 1985 for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 which constitute strike offenses. District Attorney Vern Pierson commented, “The successful prosecution of a dangerous sexual predator is always the product of coordinated teamwork by many professionals. In particular, however, I commend Deputy District Attorney Jamie Pesce for her tireless efforts on behalf of the People of the State of California.”

Todd is due to be sentenced by the Honorable James R. Wagoner in Department 1 of the El Dorado County Superior Court on February 26, 2016.