The following statement was issued by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office on their Facebook Page:
A defendant’s bid to avoid prison and be placed on local supervised probation was dashed Friday afternoon in the Mendocino County Superior Court.
Defendant David Lloyd Osbourn, age 54, of Ukiah, was instead sentenced to 16 months in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
The defendant was ordered remanded into custody at the conclusion of the hearing and booked into the Low Gap jail facility in preparation of the Sheriff having him transported to San Quentin for new prisoner intake.
The defendant was convicted on July 2, 2020 by plea of the unlawful possession of child pornography, a felony.
Acting on information provided to law enforcement by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Ukiah Police Department began an investigation of the defendant in April 2018.
Later, the District Attorney’s own investigators joined in the investigation, a joint investigation that ultimately lead to the defendant’s arrest and conviction.
The attorney who reviewed the original investigation, charged the defendant with crimes, and handled the defendant’s prosecution from start to finish was Assistant District Attorney Dale P. Trigg.
Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Ann Moorman presided over today’s sentencing hearing.