Sonora, California –– Tuolumne County District Attorney Cassandra Jenecke announced that on May 27, 2022, 54 year old Jamestown resident Daniel Lindsey was sentenced to 20 years and 8 months in State Prison to be served at 85%.
The sentence comes after Mr. Lindsey plead guilty to two counts of Continuous Sexual Abuse of Child Under 14 years of Age in violation of Penal Code section 288.5(a), Dissuading a Witness in violation of Penal Code section 136.1(a), and Forcible Lewd Act Upon a Child Under 14 years of age in violation of Penal Code section 288(b).
Mr. Lindsey sexually assaulted one minor from the age of 7 to 11 telling her that if she told anyone, she would regret it. He sexually assaulted another minor from age 8 to 10. Showing great courage and strength, the minors reported the abuse to a family member. A complete investigation was conducted by Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Stephanie Novelli. Victim Advocate Hollie Brown supported the families from initial disclosure to the sentencing.
During the sentencing on May 27, 2022, several impact statements were read for the court, including from one of the minors as well as family members of the minors. The overwhelming support the minors have received from their loved ones as well as the strength these young ladies have demonstrated in coming forward ensures that Mr. Lindsey will serve a substantial prison sentence, unable to harm other children.
For More Information Contact: Stephanie Novelli—Deputy District Attorney, Phone: (209) 588-5450