Defendant Sentenced for 22 Counts Child Sexual Assault
DATE: March 7, 2022
CASE: Jony Pantaleon(Case #19FE022353)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Aarseth, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit
The Honorable Steve White sentenced Jony Pantaleon to 226 years to life in prison. On October 8, 2021, a jury convicted Pantaleon 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.