Ex-Oxnard police officer gets 83 years to life for child molesting

Retired Oxnard police officer sentenced to 83 years to life in prison for molesting two female relatives

A retired Oxnard police officer was sentenced Tuesday to 83 years to life in prison for molesting two girls, officials said.

Michael Williamson, who retired in 2001 from the Oxnard Police Department, was found guilty in June of eight counts of sex acts with a child younger than 14, according to the Ventura County district attorney's office.

Prosecutors alleged Williamson, 57, of Oxnard molested the girls, who were his relatives, and two other children.

Although he was not charged with molesting the other two children, prosecutors presented evidence about the allegations, the district attorney's office said in a statement.

One of his victims testified he had molested her while he was wearing his police uniform, said prosecutor Brent Nibecker.

The sexual abuse occurred in the 1990s and between 2004 and 2008. He allegedly abused one of the girls for five years, when she was a teen.

The other victim alleged Williamson began molesting her when she was 8, and it continued until she was 11, Nibecker said.

The two complained about the abuse for years before it was reported to police, he said.

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