FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2023
Contact: Ted Asregadoo, Public Information Officer, 925-957-8638
Father Convicted of Multiple Counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor
Martinez, Calif. – On January 19th, 2023, the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office prevailed in convicting 40-year-old Julian Chenychen on multiple counts related to the sexual abuse of a minor.
Chenychen and Jane Doe moved to the United States in 2019 and lived in various cities in Contra Costa County. On June 1st, 2020, Jane Doe was admitted to a local hospital in Concord and gave birth to a full-term stillborn baby. Doe noted to the medical staff at the time that she didn’t know what was happening to her body, nor did she understand she was pregnant. It was only after hours of suffering through severe stomach pains that Chenychen took her to the hospital.
Staff at the hospital notified law enforcement about the stillbirth and their belief that Julian Chenychen impregnated Jane Doe. Law enforcement officers detained Chenychen and referred the investigation to Antioch Police. After several forensic interviews with Jane Doe, and investigations by Antioch Police Detectives Kelly Inabnett and Brittney Crites, it was determined that the molestation incidents had been occurring for years.
The DA’s Office filed a complaint against Chenychen in 2021. The charges included six counts of aggravated assault of a child [PC269)], 11 counts of lewd or lascivious acts involving children [PC288(b)], and an enhancement of bodily harm inflicted during the commission of a felony [PC12022.7] – which is related to Jane Doe’s pregnancy.
Chenychen was convicted by a jury for his actions on all charges. He faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Deputy District Attorney Chris Sansoe noted that while the crimes committed against Jane Doe in this case were truly horrific, she is currently in a supportive living situation that’s helping her heal from the abuse she suffered in the past.
04-199931-7 | The People of the State of California vs. Julian Chenychen