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Man convicted of sodomizing 13-year-old Atascadero boy

A 24-year-old man accused of kidnapping and sodomizing a 13-year-old boy in Atascadero in 2005 was convicted on two felony charges today but the jury deadlocked on a third allegation, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Barry Alan Wilson was found guilty of sodomizing a child under age 14 and child molestation using force. The jury was deadlocked on the charge of kidnapping to commit a sex crime. The District Attorney’s office has not yet determined whether to re-try Wilson on the deadlocked count, spokesman Jerret Gran said.

The boy was raped while walking home on El Camino Real around 10:45 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2005. He told police he saw Wilson across the street and thought he recognized him, according to police.

But after Wilson crossed the street, the youth realized that he didn't know the man. Wilson allegedly made a sexual comment to the boy.

The boy — who was about 5 feet tall and weighed 101 pounds — said Wilson pulled down his pants and orally copulated him. Wilson moved him farther into the bushes and sodomized him, the teen told police.

Investigators were able to match Wilson to the assault after he was required to give DNA samples after a conviction for dangerous-drug possession in July 2008, police said. The Atascadero Police Department arrested Wilson in March at a Bakersfield drug rehabilitation center where he had been living.

Wilson faces 32 years to life in prison. His sentencing in Judge Martin Tangeman’s courtroom is set for Nov. 30 at 8:30 a.m.

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