District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the felony conviction of Darryl Owen Freeman for
Child Sexual Abuse.
On Friday, May 6, 2016, an El Dorado County jury made up of
three men and nine women convicted Darryl Owen Freeman of
lewd acts with a child under the age of 14. The jury deliberated for just
over three hours after hearing testimony from the victim, her grandmother and
two El Dorado County Sheriff's Deputies. After the verdicts, the
Honorable Kenneth J. Melikian remanded the defendant into the El Dorado County
jail with no bail pending his June 3, 2016 sentencing
hearing. The defendant faces a maximum of 8 years in prison.
District Attorney Vern Pierson stated, “We in the El Dorado County
Law Enforcement Community are committed to insuring the safety of our children
and to holding all perpetrators of child abuse accountable.”