DATE: October 2, 2020

CASE:  Ronald Northrup (Case #16FE023574)

PROSECUTOR:  Principal Criminal Attorney Nancy Cochrane, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit

The Honorable Laurel White sentenced Ronald Northrup to 113 years to life in state prison.  On September 11, 2020, a jury convicted Northrup of sexually assaulting four minor girls over a period of almost 20 years. The jury also found true the multiple victim enhancement.

Northrup’s victims were 4-6 years old, 7-8 years old and two of them were 11 years old when they were sexually abused.  The victims were family members or related to people Northrup knew.  One victim testified during trial that she was sexually abused by Northrup, but had been told to lie and recant her allegations in 2013.

Members of the Elk Grove Police Department who had worked tirelessly over the years for justice and two of Northrup’s victims were present to see him receive his sentence.

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