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Posted on: October 1, 2019

News Release: El Dorado County Man Charged with Sexually Abusing Three Underage Girls

Rodney Brown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 1, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office; 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

El Dorado County Man Charged with Sexually Abusing Three Underage Girls 

Martinez, Calif. –Earlier this month, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged defendant Rodney Brown, a 62-year-old resident of Camino, California with eight felonies, including the alleged sexual abuse of three minors. The victims, listed as Jane Does 1-3 in the criminal complaint, were under 14 years old at the time of the alleged assaults.

Two of the alleged sexual assaults occurred against the victims in El Dorado County in 1995. One victim lives in Contra Costa County and that victim was allegedly assaulted in 2014. The case locally is under investigation by our Office and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office.

Brown pleaded not guilty to each of the felonies alleged in the complaint. Brown is in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility and his bail is set at $8.8 million. His next court date in Pittsburg is on November 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Our Office does not release how a victim may know a defendant in a sexual assault case as well as the age or name of a victim to protect their confidentiality.

The investigation is ongoing and active. Brown is believed to have lived in Bethel Island, Brentwood, as well as El Dorado County. Members of the public with information about the case should call Sgt. Garrett Schiro with the Sheriff’s Office at 925-313-2620.

The case is assigned to Deputy District Attorney Jay Melaas with our Office’s Sexual Assault Unit.

Case information: People v. Rodney Leroy Brown, Docket Number 04-197692-7

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