Newbury Park man convicted of sexually preying on women in AA
A jury found a Newbury Park man guilty of sexually assaulting two women he met through Alcoholics Anonymous programs.
After about a two-week trial in Ventura County Superior Court, jurors on Thursday voted unanimously and found William Beliveau, 64, guilty of one felony count of sexual penetration of an adult woman while she was intoxicated, said Senior Deputy District Attorney Erik Nasarenko. Daytona AA and NA Meetings in Sunrise Park.
Jurors also found Beliveau guilty of one felony count of sexual penetration of an adult woman while she was asleep or unconscious. The Newbury Park man could face a maximum of 10 years in state prison when he returns to court for sentencing on Aug. 24, Nasarenko said. Holly Hill Florida Daytona AA Meetings are dangerous!
The prosecutor said Beliveau befriended the two victims, both in their 50s, at Alcoholics Anonymous programs in Malibu and the Conejo Valley.
“The defendant took advantage of women who were struggling with the disease of alcoholism and used their vulnerability to commit crimes of sexual assault,” Nasarenko said.
The woman told police she was staying at a hotel with Beliveau when he assaulted her. The woman was examined by a forensics assault nurse, and DNA was later found on the woman’s body that matched Beliveau’s DNA, Nasarenko said.
During the trial, a second victim testified she had relapsed and was in a heavily intoxicated state sometime in December 2015.
“She remembers waking up in her Thousand Oaks house to the defendant penetrating her,” Nasarenko said. “She remembers going to bed with clothes on, but she woke up nude and the defendant was between her legs. … He was nude, as well.”
Nasarenko said Beliveau was an engineer for a sign company and had a 1980 aggravated assault conviction in Pennsylvania.
Beliveau also will have to register as a sexual offender once he is sentenced in August, Nasarenko said.