Oroville man faces 43 years for six counts of child molestation

Joshua Chadwick was convicted of six separate counts of lewd and lascivious conduct involving the two girls.

An Oroville man faces 43 years in state prison for molesting two sisters last year and their mom faces 19 years for knowingly making her children available.

Posted: Apr 6, 2021 8:47 PM
Updated: Apr 6, 2021 9:43 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A man was found guilty of molesting two young sisters last year when they were 10-years-old and 7-years-old, Butte County District Attorney’s office said.

40-year-old Joshua Chadwick of Oroville was convicted of six separate counts of lewd and lascivious conduct involving the two girls.


David Acuff, right, is pending trial for his molestation of the girls Chadwick was found guilty of molesting. Summer Carver, left, is the mother of the two girls molested by Chadwick and faces 19 years in state prison.

The girls, their older siblings and their parents moved into Chadwick’s home last year after they moved out of Chadwick’s cousin’s home, David Acuff of Oroville.

Acuff, 38, is currently pending trial for his molestations of the same girls when they lived with Acuff.

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said evidence presented at the trial showed Chadwick targeted the girls because he saw them as an easy target based on the actions of Acuff.

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In 2012, Chadwick was convicted of federal charges of possession of child pornography and sentenced to five years in federal prison.

At the trial, evidence produced child pornography showing the two sisters and was found in the possession of Chadwick. Federal prosecutors are working to prosecute Chadwick for this, which could add 50 years in federal prison, Ramsey said.

Chadwick is in custody with no bail and faces up to 43 years to life in state prison. His sentencing hearing is on May 5.

The mother of the girls, 36-year-old Summer Carver, pleaded guilty to four counts of Procuring a Child to Engage in a Lewd Act and four counts of felony Child Abuse as she knowingly made her children available to Chadwick and Acuff.

Carver is facing 19 years and 4 months in state prison. She will be sentenced on April 28.

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