Long term Ventura County resident Ron Zenone, age 76 was sentenced October 10th by Ventura Superior court judge Bruce A. Young for lewd acts on a minor child under the age of 14.
Zenone pled “No Contest” to the felony charge on September 12 with the court finding him guilty. The victim, his granddaughter said during tearful impact statement that she was abused almost every holiday we visited him when I was 10 years old and it continued for over 10 years.
Judge Bruce Young gave him a sentence of 365 days and 3 years probation and he must participate in a recognized treatment program as well as register as a sex offender. He is scheduled to turn himself in to begin his sentence on November 6, 2018.
Emotional victim impact statements were read by the victim and her parents prior to sentencing. The victim and her family felt the sentence was not adequate considering the lifetime effects the victim will likely suffer, but are satisfied that they can put this painful chapter in their life behind them. Although Ron has 6 grandchildren the victim was his only granddaughter.