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Serial sex offender back to prison on 50-year sentence for crimes against children

A repeat sexual offender was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison after pleading no contest in August to eight felony sex offenses, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced Friday.

Lonnie William Victory, 56, was convicted of crimes committed against two children and possession of child pornography, prosecutors said.

He was sentenced on Friday.

In 2017, law enforcement discovered Victory had placed a hidden camera in a bathroom.

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office Lonnie William Victory, 56, was sentenced Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 to 50 years in prison for sexual assault charges involving two children in Sonoma County, Calif. Victory was on parole at the time of the incidents after spending 13 years in prison for drugged sexual assaults against five women.

During the ensuing investigation, law enforcement secured a warrant and searched Victory’s electronic devices and uncovered home recordings that depicted him sexually assaulting a child.

A second child came forward and disclosed Victory had molested her as well, prosecutors said.

When the assaults occurred, Victory was on parole for prior sex offenses.

In 1996, he was sentenced to 28 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting five women in Sonoma County.

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