DATE: April 29, 2022

CASE: David Belmares & Jared Belmares (Case #19FE015430)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Dinah Mielke, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit

David Belmares was convicted by a jury of 9 counts of child sexual assault and his brother, Jared Belmares, was convicted of 4 counts of child sexual assault.

A family member of the defendants operated a foster care and daycare out of her home. Over a period of years between 2011 – 2013, the defendants molested children who were in the daycare. At the time of the abuse, the defendants were adults and the children were all under the age of 10 years old. Both defendants had previously molested several young girls who were in foster care at the home from 2008-2011, but information about the daycare abuse did not come to light until later disclosures by the children.

David Belmares faces a maximum sentence of 68 years to life in prison and Jared Belmares faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.  Sentencing is set for June 3, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 33 before the Honorable Laurel White.