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Sun Valley usher gets 30 years for child sex abuse

Marcelo Lozano, 34, was arrested Monday July 29, 2013 on two counts of sexual abuse and one count of oral copulation of a person under 14.

October 9, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A former Sun Valley usher was sentenced to 30 years in state prison Tuesday for sexually abusing three boys.

Marcelo Lozano, 34, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, according to the District Attorney's Office.

The 34-year-old met his alleged victims through the Jehovahs Witnesses Sun Valley Spanish congregation, where he was an usher.

Police said the suspect used his position as an usher to meet and befriend his victims.

The alleged assaults took place between Jan. 1, 2006 and June 30 of this year at Lozano's home in North Hollywood, along with other locations. Authorities say the abuse did not occur at the church.

The boys were between eight and 11 years old at the time.

Lozano was arrested on July 29. He pleaded no contest Sept. 12 to two counts of continuous sexual abuse and one count of oral copulation of a person under 14.

CNS contributed to this report.


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