Corrects city of identification for Downs
A Newhall man pleaded no contest to 15 counts Thursday related to a string of sexual assaults in the Santa Clarita Valley.
"(Michael Downs) received 15 years and 4 months in state prison," said a San Fernando Superior Court official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to talk to media. "The maximum time he was facing was 267 years to life in prison."
The official said Downs was required to serve 85 percent of that time due to California sentencing laws.