GREENFIELD — A jury convicted Greenfield resident Juan Pablo Aragon-Herrera on Nov. 17 of committing lewd and lascivious acts upon a child under the age of 14, as well as assault with the intent to commit lewd and lascivious acts upon the same child, and child endangerment.
“These constitute the first criminal convictions for Juan Pablo Aragon Herrera, and three of the four charges are ‘strikes’ pursuant to California’s Three Strikes Law,” stated the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office in a news release.
On July 2, 2023, Aragon-Herrera was visiting the residence where Jane Doe and John Doe, both under 14, were hanging LED lights in a bedroom.
According to the DA’s Office, Aragon-Herrera walked into the room and “used a ruse to be able to remove Jane’s pants and place her on a bed when he attempted to continue touching her. John Doe was present and was able to get away and find help.”
Aragon-Herrera faces a maximum sentence of 13 years in state prison, and will be sentenced on Jan. 18, 2024.