Action Family Counseling – Banner
Simply Taylored – Banner
SCVEDC – Logix – Banner
Bob’s Country Meats – Banner
CLWA – Less Lawn – Banner
El Trocadero – Banner
Koalafornia – Banner
Outlets at Tejon – Labor Day – Banner
Camelot Moving – AVON Walk – Banner
Beyond Harmony – Banner
The Coffee Corner – Banner
All Americans Bail Bonds – Banner
Hodgkins Haters Golf – Banner
Samuel Dixon – Rubber Ducky – 2015 – Banner
SB Zoo – Banner
Small Dog Creative – Banner
Lone Pine – Free Wifi – Banner
Keyboard Galleria – Banner
LA County Sheriffs – Chili Cook Off – Banner
Green Convergence – Sun Power – Banner
Persia Lounge – Banner
Olive Terrace Bar and Grill – Banner
Trinity Classical Academy – 9/11 – Banner
Oakmont of Santa Clarita – Banner
Museum of the Bible – Passages – Banner
Adage IT – Banner
Academy Swim Club – Banner
Beach Bus – 2015 – Santa Clarita Transit – Banner
College Of The Canyons – Banner
Galpin Motors – Banner
Marco’s Pizza – Banner
Feathers – Banner
Gerard Cosmetics – Banner
Brent’s Carpet One – Banner
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Banner
Facey – Banner
Ballet – Sleeping Beauty – Banner
AV Party Rental – Banner
Union Bank – Banner
Valencia – Where is Awesometown – Banner
The Gentle Barn – Banner
IHOP – Banner
Providence Medical Center – Banner
It is forecast to be Clear at 7:00 PM PDT on September 04, 2015
Home » Santa Clarita News » Correction: Newhall Man Gets 15 Years, 4 Months For Sexual Assaults
Correction: Newhall Man Gets 15 Years, 4 Months For Sexual Assaults

Correction: Newhall Man Gets 15 Years, 4 Months For Sexual Assaults

Corrects city of identification for Downs

 A Newhall man pleaded no contest to 15 counts Thursday related to a string of sexual assaults in the Santa Clarita Valley.

“(Michael Downs) received 15 years and 4 months in state prison,” said a San Fernando Superior Court official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to talk to media. “The maximum time he was facing was 267 years to life in prison.”

The official said Downs was required to serve 85 percent of that time due to California sentencing laws. 


Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox.

“He had credit for a total of 451 days, 392 actual days and 59 good-time/work-time days,” the official said. “He’s going to have to do about13 years before he’s eligible for parole.”

Downs, who was 19 when he was arrested, faced 34 sex-related charges involving 15 victims, one as young as 12 years of age. Thirty-three of the charges were felonies and one was a misdemeanor.

Those charges included unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, sexual penetration with a foreign object, oral copulation with a person under 16, sexual battery and sending harmful matter.

The sexual assaults occurred over a 19-month period between May 2010 until Downs was taken into custody in December 2011, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials.

Judge Hayden Zacky presided over the case.

 Downs was prosecuted by Julie Kramer, deputy district attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Ralph Jacobson was the public defender in the case. 

“The plea agreement was part of the negotiated settlement to the case,” said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

 “Our victim assistance worker representative has contacted the victims and their families to inform them of the court date (Thursday), and of the planned disposition of the case,” Gibbons said. 

“There was no one who contacted us to object, and only one of the victims and her parents appeared in court at today’s hearing,” Gibbons said. “That victim did not wish to make an impact statement.”


Correction: Newhall Man Gets 15 Years, 4 Months For Sexual Assaults

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

About Perry Smith

Perry Smith is a print and broadcast journalist who has won several awards for his focused, hyperlocal community coverage in several different regions of the country. In addition to five years of experience covering the Santa Clarita Valley, Smith, a San Fernando Valley native, has worked in newspapers and news websites in Los Angeles, the Northwest, the Central Valley and the South, before coming to KHTS in 2012. To contact Smith, email him at
College of the Canyons – News Banner Fall Enrollment
AV Party Rental – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – Tile
Wicall’s Carpet
Simply Taylored – Tile
Keyboard Galleria – Tile
The Gentle Barn – Tile
Marco’s Pizza – Tile