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People v. Jose Raya-Hernandez
updated: Feb 19, 2013, 4:09 PM

Source: Santa Barbara District Attorney

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Jose Raya-Hernandez, age 42, was sentenced to a total term of 158 years to life for committing nine acts of child molestation on three victims in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. This sentence follows a jury's verdict of guilt on nine counts of child molestation and a multiple victim enhancement.

The crimes were solved though the joint efforts of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office. Additionally, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office cooperated in allowing for venue for the crimes that occurred in the City of Ventura to be prosecuted in the County of Santa Barbara.

In reaction to this sentence, Prosecuting Deputy District Attorney Benjamin Ladinig stated, "Without the bravery of the three young ladies who heroically testified against a family member, the defendant would have never been brought to justice. The verdict and sentence is a testament to the victims in this case, as well as other victims of child molestation."

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 COMMENT 376285 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-19 04:18 PM

WOW! Big time dirt bag. I'm surprised he came back to states after being deported. Horrible person.


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-19 04:30 PM

Yea really he will probably only live another 40 years or so, so for another 118 years while his bones sit in that cell someone will have to show up everyonce in a while to dust the old bones off and the taxpayers will be footing the bill..

NOTE: See Deletion Rule #3a


 COMMENT 376301 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-19 04:46 PM

Hooray for life imprisonment. :)


 COMMENT 376312P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-19 05:07 PM

Uncle JeBro let out 377 convicted murderers this week. He completely expunged the records of dozens.

Chester isn't going to die of old age in prison. I wonder how much time he'll actually spend in state custody.


 COMMENT 376313P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-19 05:10 PM

Lets see, he is 42 now so in this lifetime he'll work off ~40 of those years. Which means he has at least 1 1/2 more lifetimes to go. Reincarnation sucks in his case. LOL...


 COMMENT 376319 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-19 05:27 PM

Making a reprehensible crime even worse yet, the victims were his niece and two daughters. KEYT reported he molested his daughters "hundreds" of time of nearly 10 years. There isn't a hell hot enough for excrement like him.


 COMMENT 376353 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-19 06:46 PM

Prison inmates consider child-molesters the lowest of the low. And if those crimes are against a child, the disdain increases a hundred-fold. He'll have a very bad time in prison.


 COMMENT 376362 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-19 07:24 PM

Yep he will get what he reeped 10 fold in prision.
That is a heck of a pounding but well deserved.


 COMMENT 378178P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-24 04:00 PM

Los Angeles Times article dated Feb 23, 2013:

"Paroled sex offenders disarming tracking devices.
Thousands of high-risk parolees are removing GPS monitors, often with little risk of serving time, because jails are too full to hold them. Some have been charged with new crimes"



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