Parole denied for Tulare County sex offender

The California Board of Parole Hearings issues a five year parole denial for Kevin Black, who was convicted of child molestation against multiple victims

BLYTHE, CALIF. – After a sex offender’s parole hearing from the parole commissioners’ resulted in a tie, the California Board of Parole Hearings stepped up and secured a denial.

According to the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, on Nov. 21, the California Board of Parole Hearings issued a five year denial of parole for Kevin Black, 52, for his 2002 conviction for child molestation against multiple victims. He is currently serving his sentence at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison in Blythe.

At Black’s hearing on Oct. 12, 2022, the parole commissioners’ vote to find him suitable for parole resulted in a tie. The matter was later taken up by the full California Board of Parole Hearings at an executive meeting, which voted to deny parole. 

The crimes were committed between Sep. 1, 2000, and July 3, 2001, against three minor victims under the age of 14 in Tulare County. In 2002, a jury convicted Black of continuous sexual abuse of a child, and two counts of child molestation of a child under 14-years-old. He was sentenced to 46 years-to-life in prison.

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