Shasta County child molester, rapist gets life in prison

Mar 10, 2015 5:53 PM by News Staff

A man convicted of the rape and child molestation of a 10-year-old relative was sentenced to 350 years to life in prison Monday, the Shasta County District Attorney's Office said.

James Scott Rowton Sr. was convicted of multiple counts of forcible rape, forcible lewd acts upon a child and forcible oral copulation last December.

According to the Shasta County District Attorney's Office, evidence presented during Rowton's trial proved that he had molested a relative from the time she was ten until she turned 20.

Rowton has a five prior convictions of similar nature dating back to a 1984 case.

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