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Lucerne man gets 24-year prison sentence for child molestation

Todd Allen Drawdy, 45, of Lucerne, Calif., was sentenced to 24 years in state prison on Monday, May 21, 2012, for child sexual abuse. Lake County Jail photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A Lucerne man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for multiple counts of sexual abuse and child molestation.

On Monday, May 21, Todd Allen Drawdy, 45, was sentenced to state prison for three counts of lewd acts with a child with force or fear, according to Sgt. Steve Brooks of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

An additional year was added to Drawdy’s sentence to run concurrently for a probation violation as Drawdy was on informal, misdemeanor probation for annoying and molesting a minor in a previous case, Brooks reported.

Detectives with the Lake County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit arrested Drawdy on Nov. 30, 2011, after they obtained evidence that he had molested at least one young girl beginning when she was 10 years old and continuing for the next five years, according to Brooks.

Brooks said detectives obtained phone call recordings in which Drawdy admitted to some of the allegations while speaking to a member of the victim’s family.

The Lake County District Attorney’s Office declined to handle the case due to a potential conflict, as Lake County News has reported.

The California Attorney General’s Office assumed the case and worked with Lake County Sheriff’s Office detectives to locate several more victims, Brooks said.

The charges carried a potential sentence of 30 years to life in prison. The California Attorney General’s Office and the defense made a plea agreement in April, according to Brooks.

The California Attorney General’s Office did not return a call seeking comment on the case Friday.

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