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Elk Grove man convicted of sexually abusing four young girls

A Sacramento jury convicted an Elk Grove man of sexually abusing four young girls over a 20 year period. The girls ranged in ages from 4 to 11 years old.

42 year old Ronald Northrup will be sentenced on October 2, 2020 and could spend 120 years to life in prison.

Northrup was arrested in December 2016. Elk Grove detectives had gone to Northrup’s home in Elk Grove to serve a search warrant, but Northrup was not home. He later told police he would not turn himself in, but eventually did. He has been held at the county jail since that time.

District Attorney press release:

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.

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