DATE: September 25, 2018
CASE: Steven Sommer (Case #17FE004388)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Catrina Skor, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit
Steven Sommer pled no contest to five counts of committing a lewd act upon a child, and admitted to the allegation the conduct was committed against more than one victim.
Between 1993 and 2002, Sommer sexually assaulted five children whose ages ranged from 4 to 11 years old at the time of the assaults. Sommer would lure the victims to his house, where he showed them pornography and had them engage in sexual activity. The first victim reported the sexual abuse in 2013, which launched a larger investigation. The investigation led to four other victims, who reported Sommer abused them for years. When the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force searched Sommer’s computer, it revealed dozens of images of child pornography and searches related to child pornography.
Sommer faces a maximum sentence of 33 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for October 15, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 30 before the Honorable James McFetridge.