People v Armando Morales-Cuevas
On March 23, 2017, a jury convicted defendant Armando Morales-Cuevas as charged of four counts of having sexual intercourse with a child 10 years of age or younger, and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under age 14. The jury deliberated for approximately an hour before returning guilty verdicts on all counts.
Jane Doe’s childhood was taken from her as she was sexually abused for years by her family member, Defendant Morales-Cuevas.
Jane Doe was born in 2002. In 2007, Jane Doe’s mother married Defendant Morales-Cuevas and the family lived in in an apartment in Oakland. To the outside world it appeared as if Defendant Morales-Cuevas was a warm, supportive, and loving father to Jane Doe. But behind closed doors, the defendant engaged in horrible acts of sexual misconduct against the child.
When Jane Doe was about 9 years of age, Defendant Morales-Cuevas started abusing the victim. This abuse continued, and escalated, over the next four years. In October 2015, the Oakland Police Department received a report that Defendant Morales-Cuevas' cousin may have been molesting Jane Doe. During that investigation, officers learned about Defendant Morales-Cuevas' criminal conduct and he was arrested on November 18, 2015.
Defendant Armando Morales-Cuevas is scheduled to be sentenced on May 12, 2017.
The case was prosecuted by DDA Tim Wellman with assistance from DA Inspector Brian Delahunty and Victim-Witness Advocate Stephanie Bernaola.
Posted on Mar 24, 2017