Paso Robles man pleads to child molestation charges

Gustavo Perez-Medina

A 40-year-old Paso Robles man pleaded no contest to five child molestation charges. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop dozens of related charges.

Gustavo Perez-Medina allegedly molested a young girl over a period of about three and a half years. He pleaded no contest to charges of sexual penetration of a victim under 14 years of age, oral copulation with a victim under 14 years of age and committing a lewd act with a child under 14 years of age.

Perez-Medina now faces a total of 16 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, Perez-Medina’s victim was 8 years old when the sexual abuse began in 2013. The abuse continued until this March when officers arrested Perez-Medina.

Perez-Medina’s sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 6.