Paso Robles child molester sentenced to 12 years in prison

July 4, 2024

Noe Arce


A San Luis Obispo County judge on Wednesday sentenced a 48-year-old Paso Robles man to 12 years in prison for the repeated sexual molestation of a child under the age of 14.

During Wednesday’s sentencing hearing, the child’s mother read a written statement about how the defendant’s actions affected her family. “She begs God in her prayers to make her ‘normal’ again,” the victim’s mother said. “We will not be broken. These crimes are the worst in our communities and they cannot be tolerated.”

In May, a jury found Noe Arce  guilty of four counts of committing sex crimes on a child, 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.


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Effectively 10 yrs 3 mos, a little light for destroying this little girl’s life, at least to this point, hopefully she can recover. He’s going to be out when she is in her mid-20’s. I’m not a trained jurist but I’d say 50yrs.

It is an unfortunate fact that pedophiles cannot be cured. The only solution is to lock them up and throw away the key. Highly likely his fellow prisoners will make his 12 years a living hell.

So, for 3 years this guy molested a kid…he gets 12 years? Here is yet another example of how our justice system fails to protect our children. You cannot fix someone like this. He is wired wrong. He cannot stop doing this to kids and yet he will be let out in less than 10 years and will have another opportunity to mess up another kid’s life.

At least he was found out and went before the courts. Unlike pedophiles with money who get off free and continue the lifestyle.

Not a long enough sentence. Looks like he’ll happily offend again upon being paroled.

Pedophiles cannot be cured, look for more victims down the road, sad.

Dump weak-on-crime judges.