Elk Grove Man Convicted of Sexually Abusing Four Young Girls
DATE: September 11, 2020
CASE: Ronald Northrup (Case #16FE023574)
PROSECUTOR: Principal Criminal Attorney Nancy Cochrane, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit
Ronald Northrup was convicted by a jury of sexually assaulting four minor girls over a period of almost 20 years. The jury also found true the multiple victim enhancement.
Northrup’s victims were 4-6 years old, 7-8 years old and two of them were 11 years old when they were sexually abused. The victims were family members or related to people Northrup knew. One victim testified during trial that she was sexually abused by Northrup, but had been told to lie and recant her allegations in 2013.
Northrup faces a maximum sentence of 120 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for October 2, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 33 before the Honorable Laurel White.