Cal­i­for­nia City man con­victed of as­sault

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BAK­ERS­FIELD — A Kern County jury on Tues­day found a Cal­i­for­nia City man guilty of mul­ti­ple charges of felony sex­ual as­sault on a child who was nine and

10 years old at the time of the crimes.

Clif­ford

Bunn, 50, was con­victed on a to­tal of seven counts for the as­saults which took place over the course of a year in 2018 and 2019, ac­cord­ing to the Kern County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice.

He is sched­uled to be sen­tenced on March 17, and faces up to 145 years to life

in prison.

“Sex­ual crimes against chil­dren of­ten carry lengthy sen­tences be­cause the crime has been on­go­ing for so long be­fore it is de­tected,” Kern County Dis­trict At­tor­ney Cyn­thia Zim­mer said. “Those that prey on chil­dren rightly face some of the long­est sen­tences un­der the law.”

Bunn, who was mar­ried to the vic­tim’s mother at the time of the crimes, was ar­rested by Cal­i­for­nia City Po­lice in March 2019.

He has been held in Kern County Jail with­out bail ever since.

BUNN

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