On May 5, 2011, in the Visalia Division of the Tulare County Superior
Court, a jury found 28-year-old Phillip Anthony Trujillo of Woodlake
guilty of two counts of forcible lewd acts upon a child under the age of
14 and three counts of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14. The
jury also found true special allegations accompanying all counts
alleging substantial sexual conduct and multiple victims.
The crimes occurred between 2000 and 2002 when the victims were seven
The Honorable Judge Gary Paden set June 2, 2011 as the sentencing date.
The sentencing will be heard in Department 11 of the Visalia Division of
the Tulare County Superior Court. The defendant is facing 75 years to
life in prison for these crimes.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Matthew Darby and
investigated by Detective Rodney Klassen of the Tulare County Sheriff’s
Department, as well as Investigators Brandon Hall and Roselyn Aguil of
the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations.
Contact Person: Assistant District Attorney, Shani Jenkins (559)