A Turlock man, who already had one conviction for child molestation, is being sent to prison for another offense, the Stanislaus County District Attorney reported.
Armando Luera Romayor, 67, entered a no contest plea on Nov. 29 to two felony counts of child sexual abuse.
In 2016, Romayor, a sex registrant, sexually harassed and touched a 12-year old minor relative who was living with him at the time in Turlock. The victim eventually told her mother about his repeated lewd conduct and she contacted police.
In addition to the no contest plea, Romayor admitted having a prior conviction for child sexual abuse in 1991 out of Santa Clara County which counts as a “strike” under California’s “Three Strikes” law.
Romayor remains in custody pending sentencing and victim impact statements, which are currently set for Jan. 7, 2019, before Judge Rick Distaso. At that time, Romayor will be sentenced to serve a term of 18 years and 8 months in state prison. Due to the nature of his felony convictions, he should be required to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence in actual prison custody.