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Danville Realtor Gets 18 Years for Child Molestation

Man, 66, sentenced today in Martinez court.

A Danville real estate agent will spend 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl.

Ronald Schwartz, 66, was sentenced in a Martinez courtroom this morning days after pleading guilty to six counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.

A judge also issued a 10-year order to stay away from the victim and ordered the defendant to pay restitution and to register as a sex offender.

Schwartz, a Brentwood resident, was arrested in the summer of 2012 after calling a suicide hotline and confessing to sexually abusing a young relative, according to Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Chad Mahalich.

He has been in custody since that time.

The court heard today from members of the victim's family, including the victim's mother. Mahalich said Schwartz previously abused two other young girls, but was not charged in connection with those cases.

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Michael Wood April 05, 2014 at 01:28 AM
Getting people like Schwartz away from children and teenagers is great, but these people are suffering from terrible psychological disorders. They also need treatment. Simply labeling them as "predetors" and then locking them up is inhumane. The same could be said for many other criminals. Any plans for that in the next few centuries, world?
Not the scarecrow April 06, 2014 at 12:19 PM
I can't believe your comment and don't know where to start..... For these criminals (not people - they have lost their right to be called human), there is no rehabilitation. Look at Cary Verse. Even after he was chemically castrated he was still caught with a young boy, thankfully before he had molested him (I hope). For some, their brains will never be right, either due to naturally born conditions, chemical changes, or drug use. Arsonists, pedophiles, murderers.....there will be no rehabilitation. Don't fool yourself into thinking they have been either. The money required for "treatment" of these criminals would be infinite. They can never be returned to the free world. Would you, Michael, really want one of them to live next to you?
Terry April 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Death penalty please.

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