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Multiple victims Irishman faces 12 years in US jail after pleading guilty to several felonies involving lewd acts with minors

Timothy Patrick Prendeville, from Atascadero in California, is described as a 'citizen of Ireland'

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Timothy Patrick Prendeville, from Atascadero in California, is described as a “citizen of Ireland”

Timothy Patrick Prendeville, from Atascadero in California, is described as a “citizen of Ireland”

Timothy Patrick Prendeville, from Atascadero in California, is described as a “citizen of Ireland”

An Irishman is facing 12 years in a US jail after pleading guilty to several felonies involving lewd acts with minors. 

Timothy Patrick Prendeville, from Atascadero in California, who is described as a “citizen of Ireland”, appeared in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court for a pretrial hearing on Tuesday.

There he pled guilty to five felony counts of lewd conduct with a minor and one count of misdemeanour indecent exposure.

If found guilty, Prendeville will be required to register as a sex offender and can potentially be deported at the end of his sentence, it has been reported in local US media.

According to reports, Prendeville agreed to a “Harvey Waiver” on two other felony charges for lewd conduct with a minor that he did not plea to.

This is an agreement by a defendant that any counts dismissed as part of a plea agreement can still be considered for the purposes of sentencing.

It also ensures that any compensation to victims ordered by the court is paid.

Sentencing is set for January 18 next year when victims will be given the opportunity to make a statement to the judge or read out a statement.

They can also have an advocate read it while they are present or if they chose not to be present. Victims can also choose to not attend.

An amended complaint filed on August 18 by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorneys Office includes allegations of lewd acts with a minor child under 14, and one misdemeanor violation of the penal code for indecent exposure.

Court documents show that enhancements are attached to the felonies “due to the ages of the victims and that there are multiple victims”.

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The incidents came to light when the parents of four victims began filing reports with Atascadero Police Department.

The incidents are alleged to have occurred from 2011-2015, in 2016, 2018, and 2019.

The amended complaint was filed to combine all of the incidents into one case. Prendeville was initially charged with two counts for crimes that were reported in 2018.

He was arraigned on June 19, 2019, on those charges and released on $50,000 bail. He was out on bail when he committed the misdemeanour (lewd conduct).

Prendeville was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on February 20, 2020, with $100,000 bail where he remains in custody.

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