Man Sentenced to 16 Years After Pleading Guilty to Molesting Two Girls
Defendant Nicholas Blake, age 40, of Willits, was sentenced this morning in Mendocino County Superior Court to 16 years in state prison.
Blake had previously entered guilty pleas to two separate felony counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14 years. One count involved a female who was sexually abused by the defendant when she was between the ages of 11 and 13. The second count involved the that victim’s sister who was also sexually abused by the defendant while she was between ages of 12 and 13.
The two victims’ mother addressed the sentencing judge Thursday and provided an impact statement. One of the survivors also prepared a thoughtful impact statement but had the District Attorney read it for her in open court.
Because these crimes are characterized as violent in the Penal Code, the credits the defendant will be eligible to earn while in state prison are limited to no more than 15%. Upon release, the defendant will be required to register with law enforcement for the rest of his life as a sex offender.
District Attorney Dave Eyster was the prosecutor in the case. The investigating law enforcement agencies were the Willits Police Department and the District Attorney’s own investigators.
Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Cindee Mayfield sentenced Blake to state prison