Morro Bay business owner pleads no contest to charges of sex crimes against two girls

A Morro Bay business owner accused of multiple sex crimes against two girls has pleaded no contest to unlawful sexual intercourse.

Brad Dale Valois’ plea results in a conviction without an admission of guilt.

Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped remaining felony charges of rape, sexual penetration by a foreign or unknown object, sodomy, lewd act on a child, oral copulation and an enhancement, court documents showed.

Valois, 45, agreed to the plea on the condition that he is sentenced July 24 to five years’ felony probation and no more than 90 days in County Jail and is ordered to attend counseling, according to court documents.

Court records also indicate that he will not be required to register as a sex offender.

Valois, a licensed locksmith, was accused of committing the crimes against one girl for about a year, beginning in June 1998, according to a Morro Bay police report. He tried to molest a second girl, who told police she frequented Valois’ house because he bought her alcohol, according to the report.

Valois was released from County Jail in May after a property bond was posted, according to the Sheriff’s Department. State officials who license locksmiths said Valois could lose his license because of the conviction.

—Leslie Parrilla