Defendant Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old Girl
DATE: December 5, 2023
CASE: Donald Fambro (Case #21FE019125)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Brandon Jack, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit
The Honorable Michael Sweet sentenced Donald Fambro to 137 years in state prison. On August 29, 2023, Fambro was convicted by a jury of seven counts of lewd act upon a child, six counts of forcible lewd act upon a child and one count of obscene matter depicting a child. The jury also found true a substantial sexual contact allegation. The Court previously found true the allegation that Fambro has a prior strike conviction for first-degree burglary.
Donald Fambro (AKA “Rico tha Producer”) had a relationship with the victim’s family member. When the victim was approximately 12 years old, Fambro began to text her from multiple anonymous numbers directing her where to go and what to do. Additionally, Fambro filmed the victim in a bedroom and in the shower without her knowledge. Ultimately, Fambro sexually assaulted the victim on numerous occasions. Many of the acts of molest involved the use of force, fear and duress. Additionally, Fambro filmed many of the acts of molest.