People v Edgar Patino

On August 5, 2016, a jury convicted defendant Edgar Patino (AKA Edgar Mora), as charged of continuous sexual abuse of a child under age 14, assault with means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, and criminal threats.

The convictions date back to the defendant’s conduct in 2012 and 2013 in Hayward. During that time, Defendant Patino dated victim Jane Doe’s mother. Over the course of about a year from about January 2012 to February 2013, Defendant Patino sexually abused victim Jane Doe multiple times when she was 11 and 12 years old.

However, Jane Doe was not the only person Defendant Patino was abusing. In late August or early September 2013, Defendant Patino committed felony domestic violence against Jane Doe’s mother, who was seven months pregnant at the time. He placed a plastic bag over her head and attempted to suffocate her. Defendant Patino then took the plastic bag off her head, threatened to kill her, and shoved the plastic bag inside the victim's mouth. Defendant Patino held the bag in place with his hands. Jane Doe’s mother was able break free and remove the bag.

The Hayward Police Department was notified of Defendant Patino’s criminal conduct in the summer of 2014 and the defendant was arrested on October 1, 2014.

Defendant Patino is scheduled to be sentenced on August 30, 2016.

The case was prosecuted by DDA Tim Wellman of our Sexual Assault Unit, with assistance by Inspector Brian Delahunty and Victim-Witness Advocates Nicole Santos and Stephanie Bernaola.

(Docket #H58593)

Posted on Aug 12, 2016