LOS ANGELES – A former LA County Sheriff’s Psychologist was convicted of sexually assaulting two family members, both under 10 years old.
Michael Dane Ward, 45, of La Cañada-Flintridge was found guilty of four counts of lewd act on a child, two counts of forcible lewd act on a child under 14, three counts of oral copulation of a child 10 years old or younger and one count of sodomy with a child under 10. Both of the two children testified against Ward in court leading to his conviction.
Los Angeles County District Attorney officials said that Ward may face up to life in prison for molesting the young boy and girl during his sentencing on October 19th. The sentencing comes approximately 2 years after the incidents that took place from October 2013 and November 2015.
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