Ex-Church Usher Sentenced To 30 Years For Sexually Abusing 3 Boys

VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — A former usher at a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Sun Valley was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in state prison for sexually abusing three boys.

Marcelo Lozano, 34, was also ordered to register as a sex offender, according to the district attorney’s office.

Lozano, who was arrested July 29, pleaded no contest in September to two counts of continuous sexual abuse and one count of oral copulation of a person under 14.

Lozano met the victims, who were 8 to 11 years old at the time of the crimes, through the Jehovah’s Witnesses Sun Valley Spanish congregation, according to Deputy District Attorney Rena Durrant.

The abuse, some of which happened at Lozano’s North Hollywood home, occurred between Jan. 1, 2006, and June 30, 2013.

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