Paso Robles man convicted of sex crimes on a child

May 9, 2024

Noe Arce


A San Luis Obispo County jury this week found 48-year-old Noe Arce of Paso Robles guilty of four counts of committing sex crimes on a child under the age of 14, including three counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child and one count of sexual penetration of a child.

In addition, the jury determined Arce exploited a position of trust and confidence with the particularly vulnerable victim.

Paso Robles police officers investigated the crimes, which occurred between Aug. 2019 and April 2022.

During the nearly three-week trial, the young victim, family members, medical personnel and law enforcement professionals testified. In his defense, Arce testified the crimes did not occur.

Arce faces a maximum sentence of 14 years in state prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender at his sentencing hearing scheduled for July 3.


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Thank you, law enforcement and the family, for pursuing this at great emotional cost to you. I hope this perp never gets out of prison, but 14 years is a good start. When he is released, he should also be prohibited from ever contacting the victim and the family.

What was Acre’s exact position that a jury determined allowed Arce to exploite a position of trust and confidence with the particularly vulnerable victim?

Good question, and noticeably not addressed. Maybe he was working in the “social services” industrial complex?