A 28-year-old Nampa man was sentenced in Caldwell Thursday for sexual battery of a minor -– after authorities say he had sex with three teenage girls.
Third District Court Judge Bradly Ford sentenced Jesus Gomez to three years fixed, followed by twelve years indeterminate, for a total unified sentence of fifteen years in prison. Judge Ford also ordered Gomez to register as a sex offender, submit a DNA sample to the Idaho database, and have no contact with the victims for the duration of the sentence. Gomez was also ordered to pay a $5,000 civil penalty and a $1,000 fine along with court costs.
Gomez was arrested on a felony warrant in March of this year, after an investigation by the Nampa Police Department revealed he had inappropriate sexual relations with three teenage girls at his house during the month of June 2016. According to police, Gomez met the girls at Anime convention and invited them to come back to his house in Nampa where they engaged in oral sex and sexual intercourse.
During sentencing, Judge Ford said, “Looking just on its surface, nowhere in here is any sign of any intent to have a meaningful relationship. This is just sexual exploitation and manipulation. Period.”
“The defendant, in this case, used and abused these teenage girls for his own sexual gratification, and caused tremendous emotional damage to each of them,” said Deputy Prosecutor Erica Kallin. “I’m thankful he’s headed to prison for the protection of society.”