(Woodland, CA) – January 12, 2018 - Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on January 10, 2018, a Yolo County jury found 36-year-old Ted Tyler, of West Sacramento, guilty of child molestation of a 13-year-old girl. Mr. Tyler was convicted of oral copulation with a child under the age of 14, four counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14, and contacting a minor for sex. Mr. Tyler had previously been convicted of committing Assault with Intent to Commit Rape.
On February 22, 2017, West Sacramento Police officers were dispatched to a home in West Sacramento. The victim’s mother had become suspicious that something inappropriate was happening between her husband and the 13-year-old victim. The victim was initially hesitant to provide details of the abuse. She eventually disclosed several encounters in which the defendant had molested her.
The trial began on January 2, 2018, and ran for six days. The jury was returned guilty verdicts on all counts after eight hours of deliberation. A sentencing date will be set on January 17, 2018, at 10:00 am in Dept. 10 before Judge Daniel Maguire. Tyler faces 150 years to life in prison for his crime.