A former coach was convicted Wednesday of lewd acts with seven girls while he worked at an after-school program at elementary schools in Hollywood and Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated for more than a day before finding Ronnie Lee Roman, 44, guilty of seven counts of lewd acts with a child, along with finding true allegations of multiple victims.
Six of the crimes, which dated back to 2002, occurred on school grounds, while one happened at a girl’s home, according to the District Attorney’s Office. The victims ranged in age from 8 to 11.
The jury was the second to hear the case against Roman, who worked as a coach for after-school programs at Vine Elementary School in Hollywood and Cahuenga Elementary School in Los Angeles.
In February, the first jury acquitted him of three counts of lewd act on a child involving three other girls, but deadlocked on the remaining counts.
Roman is facing up to 105 years to life in state prison, with sentencing set for July 19.
–City News Service