Child molester sentenced to over 200 years in prison

District Attorney announces Victor Becerra was sentenced to 228 years for over a dozen counts of child molestation

DINUBA – One Dinuba man will see nothing but the inside of jail cell for the rest of his life after being sentenced to more than two centuries for child molestation.

Victor Hugo Becerra
38 years old

According to the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, on Jan. 29, Victor Hugo Becerra, 38, was sentenced to 228 years-to-life in prison after a Tulare County jury found him guilty on Oct. 8, 2020. Becerra was charged with three counts of oral copulation with a minor under the age of 10, one count of digital penetration of a minor under the age of 10, 15 counts of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14, and one count of dissuading a witness.

The jury also found true the special allegation of substantial sexual conduct and that his crimes were committed against multiple victims. Each count is a felony and considered strike offenses.

Becerra received four counts of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14 for his first victim. Those crimes occurred between June 18, 2009, and June 17, 2010, against a female victim, who was 11 years old at the time of the sexual assaults.

He received eight counts of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14, and three counts of oral copulation with a minor under the age of 10 for his second victim. Those crimes occurred between April 3, 2008, and April 2, 2013, against a female victim, who was between the ages of 7 and 11 at the time of the sexual assaults.

He received one count of a lewd act upon a child under the age of 14, and one count of digital penetration of a child under 10 for his second victim. Those crimes occurred between Aug. 28, 2009, and Aug. 27, 2010, against a female victim, who was 10 years old at the time of the sexual assaults.

And he received two counts of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14, and one count of dissuading a witness for his fourth victim. Those crimes occurred between May 24, 2007, and May 23, 2009, against a female victim, who was between the ages of 12 and 13 at the time of the sexual assaults. The dissuading crime occurred on March 26, 2019, when Becerra attempted to stop the victim from participating in the prosecution.

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