Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced, October 19, 2022, that Jesus Anthony Magaña a 39-year-old Oxnard resident, was sentenced to 155 years to life, plus 20 years for molesting a child over several years.
Magaña, a former AYSO coach, was convicted on September 7, 2022, of five counts of unlawful acts on a child 10 years of age or younger, four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and seven counts of lewd acts on a child under the age of 14. The charged crimes occurred between 2013 and 2019 against one underage victim. Two other victims testified during the trial.
“The defendant betrayed a position of trust to gain access to children,” said prosecutor Amber Lee. “The sentence reflects the depravity of his conduct but also the hard work of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office in their investigation and the strength of the witnesses. I hope this sentence provides some level of closure for the victims and protects our community from future harm by this defendant.” Senior Deputy District Attorney Amber Lee is a member of the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office Sexual Assault and Family Protection Unit. Magaña was sentenced by Judge Derek Malan.