A 43-year-old American Canyon man accused of molesting two female relatives under the age of 14 was convicted of 38 counts of child sexual abuse in Napa County Superior Court last Thursday.
Following a week-and-a-half-long trial, a jury found Miguel Segura Roman guilty of three counts of sex with a child 10 or younger, three counts of sexual penetration of a child 10 or younger, and 32 counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under age 14.
The jury also found several special allegations to be true, including allegations that Roman personally inflicted great bodily injury on a child under 14 years of age, committed specified crimes against more than one victim, and that the defendant engaged in substantial sexual conduct with a child.
“We are so grateful to the jury for helping the victims, and our community achieve justice,” Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley said Thursday in a press release. “This case was unlike any other.”
“The bravery of these victims will never cease to amaze and inspire us,” she said. “This verdict will ensure that the defendant will never be able to harm them or any other child ever again.”
Roman was arrested for the abuse on Nov. 26, 2013 after it was revealed that one of the minors became pregnant, according to court documents. Since his arrest, he has been held in custody of the Napa County jail on $1,250,000 bail.
Roman faces a sentence of life in prison, Haley said.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 12.