Defendant Convicted of 22 Counts Child Sexual Assault
DATE: October 12, 2021
CASE: Jony Pantaleon(Case #19FE022353)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Aarseth, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit
Jony Pantaleon was convicted by a jury of 15 counts of committing lewd and lascivious touching of a child with force, four counts of sexual intercourse with a child 10 years or younger, oral copulation with a child 10 years or younger, oral copulation by force and sexual intercourse by force.
Pantaleon was close with 14-year-old victim’s family. On October 22, 2019, the victim disclosed that Pantaleon had been sexually assaulting her since she was nine years old. The victim stated the sexual assaults occurred frequently throughout the years, and that Pantaleon used physical force in the sexual assaults.
Pantaleon faces a maximum sentence of 234 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for November 5, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 4 before the Honorable Steve White.