Jehovah’s Witness usher gets 30 years for sexually assaulting boys

Marcelo A. Lozano
Marcelo Lozano, 34, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading no contest to sexually assaulting young boys he met as an usher for a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Sun Valley.
(Los Angeles Police Department)

A man who pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting boys he met while working as an usher at a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Sun Valley was sentenced this week to 30 years in state prison.

Marcelo Lozano, 34, was arrested July 29 after he was identified in a series of alleged child sexual assaults, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victims, who ranged in age from 8 to 15, were assaulted over a roughly seven-year span from Jan. 1, 2006, to June 30, 2013, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Lozano pleaded no contest on Sept. 12 to three felony counts — two for continuous sexual abuse and one for oral copulation of a person under 14 — involving three victims, the district attorney’s office said. 



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