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Petaluma Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Molestation of Niece, Nephews

A judge sentenced Jean Paul Borowiec, 40, to 22 years in state prison.

A Petaluma man was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in state prison for sexually molesting his niece and two nephews over a seven-year period, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office.

Jean Paul Borowiec, 40, was found guilty in July of eight counts of child sexual abuse, according to District Attorney Jill Ravitch.

The victims, now 23, 21 and 18, were living with their grandparents in Petaluma at the time of the incidents, which took place between 1997 and 2004. The nephews told family members about the attacks in 2004, but they were not reported until 2010, when their father, recently released from prison, contacted police.

"The sentence handed down today reflects the seriousness of the offenses this predator committed against his own family members," Ravitch said. "He took advantage of three extremely vulnerable young children who were living with their grandparents because their parents were unable to care for them."

Borowiec was arrested in Westport, Conn. and extradited back to Sonoma County in 2011.


-- Bay City News Service        

Anna Cahill December 08, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Now he can become someone's prettyboy!SOB
Concerned Citizen December 08, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Wonder if those same people who claimed this monster was innocent, when Patch originally broke this story, will chime in again claiming its a miscarriage of justice? Finally, this case is over, and this molester will be getting what he deserves. I hope the victims can move on with their lives after having to wait 8 years after they reported what happened. I can't imagine what they had to go through.
Bradford A Morris December 09, 2012 at 01:13 AM
He did not get enough. With the new laws he will get out sooner. He is a sex freak and will enjoy any sexual encounter in jail. Thoes kid's like all of us who were abused as chrildren will have issues for the rest of their lives. I feel child abuse, rape and killing someone should get the death penality period! Because they killed a part of us to have a normal life free of fear and other issues. I have listen in on groups of abused kids now adults and it is really sad to hear the demons that hunt them because of one evil person selfish desires. I hope karma takes care of this evil person! God bless the kids and give them a quick recovery.
TruthSeeker December 14, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Judge Jamie Thistlewaithe buried many pertinent facts of the case disallowing the jurors a full picture of this troubled family's past. One of which was Joshua Borowiec's sworn testimony given on June 28, 2012, detailing his molestation of his first cousin Ryan. Joshua was 14, Ryan was 13 - a felony. Only God knows the truth of this dysfunctional family's past and actual truths.
TruthSeeker December 14, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Furthermore, how is it that the public is overlooking the fact the Borowiec family, including the mother, did not report these supposed crimes to the proper authorities in 2004? Why would it take 6 years, until 2010, and the release of the father serving 10 years in San Quentin prison on armed robbery charges, for these *supposed* crimes to reach the light of day and be reported to the authorities? Perhaps we aren't being told the full story. If it were my child, I'd tell the Police in a split second. Without a doubt, more questions than answers have arisen with this case and we do not have the full story...yet.

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