An Arroyo Grande man has again been convicted of child sexual abuse stemming from events that occurred in 2016, the District Attorney’s Office said.

District Attorney Dan Dow said a jury convicted Cody Julian, 31 of Arroyo Grande of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 10 following a 1½-week long trial that was actually the state’s second shot at him, after the first conviction was overturned on appeal.

Cody Julian
Cody Julian was convicted of child sexual abuse that occurred in 2016.

“We thank the jury for their efforts in this sensitive and emotional case,” said D.A. Dow in a news release. “The survivor demonstrated remarkable courage by reporting the crimes and participating in the criminal and victim justice process necessary to bring this predator to justice. We are optimistic that this conviction will encourage victims of sexual assault to report the conduct to law enforcement.”

Sentencing is scheduled for June 16 before Superior Court Judge Jaqueline H. Duffy. Julian faces life in prison.

The County Sheriff’s Department and the D.A. Office’s Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. Deputy D.A. Christopher White prosecuted it.