Man gets five years in lewdness

Julian Amador

Julian Amador

After a couple of false starts while attorneys figured out how old the Dayton man was when he molested a 9-year-old, Julian Amador, 21, was sent to prison for 19-60 months.

He admitted to one count of attempted lewdness with a child under the age of 16 by someone 18 or older in March. Had Amador been younger than 18, the penalty would be much lighter.

On June 20, the plea agreement and charge was altered slightly to conform with the circumstances. Amador agreed that if there was a trial, prosecutors could prove he was 18.

“He so regretted his actions that he doesn’t want to argue about it,” attorney Brian Filter said. “He is not a predatory individual.”

Amador has been in custody since his arrest on Sept. 19, 2022. He was given credit for 275 days time served.

• A woman accused of running guns who failed to turn up at her sentencing in November was sentenced to 2-5 years in prison.

Adrienne Ann Gonzalez, 35, admitted to being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

She was given credit for 194 days time served at her June 20 hearing.

Gonzalez was originally arrested Oct. 26, 2020, after deputies stopped a vehicle that appeared to have bullet holes in the side. Gonzalez had a handgun, a gram of methamphetamine and $2,400 cash when she was arrested.

She was returned to Douglas County on May 1.

• A man whose arrest record dates back to the early 1990s was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison.

John Daniel Christy, 54, has been transferred to the Northern Nevada Correctional Center to serve his sixth sentence over the last 20 years.

Christy admitted to providing methamphetamine to a woman he met at a Gardnerville casino. The two retired to Christy’s motorhome, which was parked at Bodie Flat, where she called her boyfriend to ask for help. When he was arrested, he had a golf-ball sized lump of the drug in his pocket.

At his June 20 sentencing, Christy acknowledged his long record.

“Nobody keeps track of the good things I’ve done,” he said. “I’m not all bad.”

Christy said he was rattled by the sentencing of a man earlier that morning for a DUI with death.

“That could be me,” he said to District Judge Tod Young. “You’ve known me a long time and I’m sorry I’m back in front of you. Give me an opportunity and I’ll give you my best.”

Young listed the several times Christy had failed on probation over the years.

“When you’re sober, you’re never doing the wrong thing,” Young said. “The biggest lesson is that you have to stay sober.”

Christy was given credit for 112 days time served.


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