A jury has found former Petaluma resident Jean Paul Borowiec, 39, guilty of molesting his young niece and two nephews over the span of seven years.
Borowiec will be sentenced on September 27 and faces up to 23 years in prison.
Borowiec, who grew up in Petaluma, graduated from St. Vincent High School and later worked at Kodiak Jack’s bar, was found guilty Tuesday of sexually molesting the three children starting in 1997 until 2004.
In a month-long trial, the victims, now 23, 21, and 18, testified that the acts occurred while they were living with their grandparents in Petaluma.
The nephews disclosed the sexual abuse to family members in 2004; however, it was not reported to police until 2010, when their father, recently released from prison, contacted members of law enforcement.
“These three young people waited many years for the justice that this jury delivered today through their guilty verdicts,” said District Attorney Jill Ravitch in a statement.
When Borowiec was arrested in 2011 he was living in Westport, Connecticut and was extridited to Sonoma County to face charges.