October 03, 2016
District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the felony conviction of Robert Anthony Roser for Child Abuse Likely to Produce Great Bodily Harm or Death.
On September 29, 2016, an El Dorado County jury made up of 5 men and 7 women convicted Robert Anthony Roser of child abuse likely to produce great bodily injury or death, and found true the allegation that he personally inflicted great bodily injury. The jury deliberated for two hours after hearing testimony from the victim, Dr. Ho Phan, Deputy Gray, and Deputy Brown. The case was investigated by the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, the California Highway Patrol and the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office. After the verdict, the Honorable James Wagoner set sentencing for November 4, 2016. The defendant faces a maximum of nine years in state prison.
District Attorney Vern Pierson stated, "Children are the most vulnerable members of society and abuse will never be tolerated. At the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office, aggressively investigating and prosecuting child abuse is one of the most important roles we have and we are committed to holding all perpetrators fully accountable under the law."