Ex-caregiver pleads guilty to sexual assault


A former caregiver has pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges on a developmentally delayed adult, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced Thursday.

Rex Bradford Salyer, 63, of Santa Rosa, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of oral copulation with a person unable to consent, one felony count of rape of a person who is unable to consent and one felony county of abuse of a dependent adult.

Salyer is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 29 and faces a mandatory state prison sentence of three to 12 years, prosecutors said.

The charges stemmed from the abuse of a 35-year-old developmentally delayed female currently committed to the Sonoma Developmental Center, who reported she had been sexually assaulted on July 4, 2014, prosecutors said.

Salyer had been employed as a psychiatric technician at the facility for about 18 months and provided one-on-one supervision to the victim, prosecutors said.

The victim reported the July 4, 2014 incident was not the first time she had been assaulted by the defendant, prosecutors said.

BART shuts Transbay Tube to 80,000 weekend riders

Previous article

SJ cops fire at suspect during pursuit

Next article


Comments are closed.

You may also like

More in Crime