November 09, 2017
On November 8, 2017, after a three-week trial, the jury found Robert Lee Edmonds guilty of sixteen felony offenses. The crimes committed by Robert Lee Edmonds included sex crimes against five different minor children under the age of 14; providing controlled substances to a minor; possession of child pornography; and, criminal threats.
The crimes were committed over a two-year period, beginning in 2014 and ending when Robert Lee Edmonds was arrested by the El Dorado Sheriff's Department in 2016. Edmonds, age 22, befriended his intended victims and then used that relationship in order to take advantage of the victim sexually.
The case was investigated by the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office. The Lead Detective was Sgt. Prencipe. Deputy District Attorney Lisette Suder represented the People at trial. The Honorable Warren Stracener presided over the trial.
Edmonds is scheduled to be sentenced on January 22, 2018. He faces a
maximum sentence of 106 years to life in state prison.
"Sexual assault against children has become an all too common crime," said District Attorney Vern Pierson. "In El Dorado County, we continue to aggressively pursue these cases and seek the maximum punishment under the law against these predators, seeking justice on behalf of these most vulnerable victims."