People v. Henry Diaz (Child Molestation)
Defendant in Ventura County’s first “three strikes” case nets two life terms in prison
Diaz, who had three prior convictions for robbery, molested a 13-year-old girl over a one and a half year period. In 1996, this case became the first “Three Strikes” filed in Ventura County. Diaz was tried before a jury which convicted him of all counts. Diaz received two terms of 25 years-to-life, in addition to a separate determinate sentence of 23 years in state prison.