Pre-Trial Conference Set For Alleged Pedophile Downs
A pre-trial conference has been set July 17 for alleged pedophile Michael Downs of Valencia, who faces 34 sex-related charges involving 15 victims, one as young as 12 years of age.
Thirty-three of the charges are for felonies and one is a misdemeanor.
Those charges include Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor, Sexual Penetration with a Foreign Object, Oral Copulation with a Person Under 16, Sexual Battery and Sending Harmful Matter.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department the alleged sexual assaults occurred over a 19-month period between May, 2010 until the then 19-year old Downs was taken into custody in December 2011.
Downs has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The case will be prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kareen O’Brien.
Downs’ next appearance will be in Dept. H. of the San Fernando Courthouse.