DATE: May 14, 2024

CASE: Francisco Olvera-Villanueva (Case #21FE017658)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Teresa Sydow, Cyber Crimes Unit

Francisco Olvera-Villanueva was convicted by a jury of felony contacting/communicating with a minor for purposes of engaging in specific lewd acts with a child under age 14 and felony unlawful arrangement of meeting with a minor under the age of 14 for lewd purposes.

This case is a result of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children undercover Chat Operation that took place in August 2021. Olvera-Villanueva engaged in sexually explicit communication with an undercover officer, who was posing as a 13-year-old girl. Olvera-Villanueva contacted the officer through the Skout app and then by text and telephone call. After being told twice that the undercover officer was 13 years old and repeated references indicating he was communicating with a child, Olvera-Villanueva arranged a meeting to engage in sexual acts with the child.  Helicopter surveillance video showed Olvera-Villanueva at the arranged meeting place around the arranged meeting time.

Olvera-Villanueva faces a maximum sentence of 4 years in state prison.  Sentencing is set for May 24, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 14 before the Honorable Tami Bogert.

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