Nevada County jury convicts John Richard Green on 16 out of 18 counts in child sex case
June 22, 2017
Jurors in the rape and sexual abuse case of John Richard Green took a day to convict him on 18 out of 20 charges he faced, Nevada County prosecutors said.
The jury on Thursday found Green, 46, guilty of 16 counts of lewd act upon a child, one count of rape and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child. They acquitted him on two rape accusations, court officials said.
"The verdict shows that the jury believed the victims, all three of them," said Christopher Walsh, assistant district attorney. "He's looking at life."
Authorities will complete a pre-sentencing report in the case before Green's sentencing, which is over a month away.
Jurors in the six-day trial, which ended Wednesday, heard that Green had access to three girls over several years. He touched them inappropriately in different locations across Nevada County. The girls disclosed the abuse years later.
Deputy District Attorney Jesse Wilson argued that Green admitted some inappropriate behavior to officers, but denied much of it.
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Tamara Zuromskis, Green's public defender, said her client is a good man whose main flaw was his temper. That temper led the girls to make accusations against Green.
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