Alameda County Jury Convicts John Ravano for Sustained Sexual Assault of a Child
November 2, 2023
Dublin – Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price announced today the guilty verdict in the sexual abuse case filed against John Ravano in 2020. Ravano, now nearly 80 years old was charged with 16 felonies related to aggravated sexual assault of a child and possession of child pornography. His victim, the daughter of Ravano’s girlfriend, was around 11 years old when the abuse started.
The complaint focused on crimes committed between October 2003 and March 2004 when the victim was between 11 and 12 years of age. The victim, now in her 30s, reported the abuse in 2020, citing repressed memory as the cause of the delay. She reported the abuse took place from 2003 to 2006 approximately four days every week on the nights her mother was working as a nurse.
“The gravity of these offenses cannot be overstated,’ said Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price. “Our prosecutors’ unwavering commitment and pursuit of truth played a pivotal role in getting justice for an innocent child subjected to unimaginable abuse. We are committed to protecting the vulnerable, and, as this case shows, we don’t care how long it takes. We will never stop pursuing justice.”
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The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) is one of California’s largest prosecutors’ offices and is led by Alameda County’s first Black woman District Attorney Pamela Y. Price. Price brings her vision to this office to fairly administer justice in the pursuit of thriving, healthy, and safe communities for every person who steps foot in Alameda County, no matter their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, income, or zip code. Price has been recognized as one of the most progressive prosecutors through her forward-thinking, innovative strategies to interrupt cycles of violence and crime and bring change to a criminal justice system rooted in systemic racism. Follow Madam DA on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and @AlamedaCountyda on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.