Office of the District Attorney - Stacey J. Eads, District Attorney
Today, a Humboldt County jury found Sergio ReynosoLozano (48) of Eureka, guilty of eight of the nine felony Lewd Acts with a Child charges brought against him by the District Attorney, and that ReynosoLozano committed lewd acts against more than one child. ReynosoLozano faces up to 50 years to life in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced on August 4, by Judge Kaleb Cockrum, as he presided over the trial.
On January 27, 2022, 11-year-old Jane Doe 1 shared with her counselor that the defendant had been molesting her and her older sister, Jane Doe 2, for several years. The child’s disclosure resulted in a mandatory report initiating a criminal investigation led by the Eureka Police Department with the assistance of the Child Abuse Services Team (CAST).
During the trial, jurors heard testimony from both Jane Does, now ages 12 and 16. District Attorney Stacey Eads commends the children who showed incredible bravery testifying in front of their abuser.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Whitney Timm with assistance from Senior District Attorney Investigator Steve Dunn and Victim Witness Advocate Caitlyn LaHaie. Deputy Public Defender David Celli represented the defendant.