A 30-year-old Los Osos man was sentenced this week to six years in prison for the molestation of an 11-year-old girl, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Charles Everett Bailey II entered a no-contest plea Feb. 11 to two charges of committing a lewd act against a child younger than age 14.
The girl’s name and the nature of Bailey’s relationship with her is not being revealed because she’s a minor and a victim of a sex crime.
A no-contest plea results in a conviction without an admission of guilt yet is similar to a guilty plea.
According to the sentencing report, the victim’s mother told a county probation officer that her daughter will “never be the same.”
“This has completely ruined her,” the report states. “She is traumatized. She has good days and bad days.”
In an interview with The Tribune, the mother said that her daughter now has nightmares and trouble relating to other kids in school. The girl sees a therapist once a week, the mother said.
“She hasn’t been able to be a kid,” the mother said. “This has hurt her physically and emotionally.”
The mother also said she wished the sentence — handed down Tuesday — would have been longer than six years.
Bailey’s defense attorney, Matt Guerrero, said that his client agreed to the plea deal “in the best interest of everybody.”
Guerrero said his client faced up to 30 years in prison.
“He knew there was a possibility of an acquittal and also possibly a higher penalty if he were convicted,” Guerrero said. “It was a hard decision, but he made it based on what he felt was best.”
The probation report states that Bailey violated “a position of trust” in the abuse of the girl — which took place in the Paso Robles area.
Bailey showed no remorse or regret for his actions and chose not to speak with the probation officer during the consideration period of his sentence, acting angrily and irritable, according to the probation report, which states Bailey also continued to deny the allegations.
The lifelong county resident now must register as a sex offender, according to lawyers involved with the case.