DATE: June 3, 2024

CASE: Lesly Ross (Case #22FE004360)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Brandon Jack, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit

On May 31, 2024, the Honorable Carlton Davis sentenced Lesly Ross to 95 years to life in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender. The Court also found true multiple aggravating factors, including the victims were particularly vulnerable; Ross took advantage of a position of trust; and he used planning and sophistication to commit the offenses. On April 26, 2024, a jury convicted Ross of 11 counts of lewd act upon a child and one count of forcible lewd act upon a child. The jury also found true allegations of substantial sexual conduct and multiple victims.

Lesly Ross sexually assaulted three girls during three different time periods. The first victim was 7 to 8 years old when Ross molested her on three separate occasions in 2003 and 2004. The second victim was a 13-year-old girl who had run away from a group home. In 2009, she was brought to Sacramento by another man who wanted to traffic her. She got away from that man, at which point she met Ross. Ross took the victim to a motel, where he had sexual intercourse with her two times.  The third victim was 7 years old when Ross began to sexually assault her between 2008 and 2011.

Under current California law, Ross (age 47) will become eligible for release at an Elder Parole hearing once he reaches the age of 50 and only serves 20 years of his 95 years to life sentence.  With his in-custody credits, that will be in approximately 18 years.

Additional material on Elder Parole can be found here:

Elderly Parole Fact Sheet .docx (ca.gov)

View Document – California Code of Regulations (westlaw.com)

Section 3055 – Elderly Parole Program, Cal. Pen. Code § 3055 | Casetext Search + Citator

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