SACRAMENTO, CA - A former union official and California Department of Insurance employee was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison after entering no contest pleas to charges of child molestation, possession of child pornography, and manufacturing child pornography.
Jaime Enrique Feliciano, who served as a chapter president of Service Employees International Union Local 1000, which represents thousands of Sacramento-area state workers, had previous convictions for child molestation and failure to register as a sex offender.
In September 2008, investigators with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department initiated an investigation into Feliciano following a tip. Deputy District Attorney Lani Biafore said detectives recovered thousands of images of child pornography from Feliciano's computers, as well as images of him molesting a young girl.
Biafore said Feliciano persuaded the girl and her mother to not report the crimes. Sacramento County sheriff's investigators later identified the victim, who told authorities that Feliciano had molested her on numerous occasions.