Registered sex offender from Redding sentenced to prison

A repeat sex offender from Redding has received a sentence of almost nine years in state prison.

Posted: Jan 1, 2021 2:39 PM

REDDING, Calif. - The Shasta County District Attorney's (D.A.) office said on the last day of Dec. 2020, a registered sex offender from Redding was sentenced for several cases. Sebastian Schneible was sentenced to spend eight years and eight months in state prison.

According to the D.A.'s office the sentence was for two separate cases.

They said Schneible pleaded to charges based on the sexual abuse of two teenage girls that he had befriended. At the time he was on probation for sexual assault of another minor female. His sentence to state prison includes time for violating probation ordered by a judge for the prior conviction, said the D.A's office on Thursday.

Another prior case involved Schneible working at the Spirit Halloween store. According to the Shasta County District Attorney's Officea a mother made a complaint after leaving the store concerned about Schneible's behavior toward her child.

Schneible will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from state prison, authorities said.

The case was investigated by Redding Police Department investigator Nick Weaver and Redding Police Department officer Joshua Tracy.

Schneible was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kacie Johnson, and the victims were assisted by Victim Witness Advocate Lindsay Schurig.

Action News Now covered the arrest of Schneible and others on Halloween 2018 by Shasta County law enforcement for violating conditions of their release. The annual visit to sex offenders in Shasta County on Halloween is called Operation Boo! Registered sex offenders are not allowed to wear costumes on Halloween, are not allowed to pass out candy, and are not permitted to leave their outside lights on during the time children go door-to-door on Halloween night.

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