DATE: June 3, 2022

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

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

The Honorable Laurel White sentenced David Belmares to 68 years to life in prison.  On April 29, 2022, a jury convicted David Belmares 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.

Jared Belmares faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.  He will be sentenced on July 15, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 33 before the Honorable Laurel White.