Porterville molester gets life in prison

Adrian Vicente Nunez molested four girls over a 20-year period


PORTERVILLE – Twenty years of child molestation has landed one Porterville man right where he belongs, in jail, for 45 years or the rest of his natural born life. Whichever comes first.

Adrian Vicente Nunez 39 years old

Adrian Vicente Nunez
39 years old

Last week Tulare County Superior Court Judge Gary Paden sentenced Adrian Vicente Nunez, 39, of Porterville, to 45 years-to-life in prison for child molestation. Nunez will also be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life. 

On March 20, 2019, Nunez pleaded no contest to one count of sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 10, one count of forcible lewd act upon a child under the age of 14, and two counts of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14. Nunez also admitted the special allegation that the crimes involved multiple victims. Each count is a felony and all are considered strike offenses. 

The crimes occurred between Nov. 27, 1997, and June 13, 2017, against four female victims. The victims were between the ages of four and 13 years old at the time of the sexual assaults. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Chelsea Wayt of the Crimes against Children Division and investigated by Detective Orlando Ortiz of the Porterville Police Department and Investigator Lance Kirk of the District Attorney’s Office. 

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