Burglar-Rapist Sentenced to Prison

Written by Estero Bay News

October 24, 2023

Courtney Allan Quiros

A Paso Robles man was sentenced to a long stint behind bars after he was convicted of burglarizing a Paso Robles home and sexually assaulting the woman who lived there.

District Attorney Dan Dow announced that Courtney Allan Quiros, 36 of Paso Robles, on Sept. 8 was sentenced to 25-years and 8-months in State Prison after pleading “no contest” to three felony charges — First Degree Residential Burglary, Forced Oral Copulation, and Sexual Battery by Restraint.

Pleading no contest is the same as a guilty plea in so far as conviction and sentencing are concerned.

Quiros also had a prior conviction in 2018 for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, D.A. Dow reported, which is a strike under California’s Three Strikes Sentencing Laws. As a convicted sex offender, Quiros will be required to register as a Sex Offender for the rest of his life.

In a separate case, Quiros also pled no contest to vandalism and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.

The case started Feb. 8, 2022 in the early morning hours when Quiros entered a home in Paso Robles through an unlocked slider door, the D.A. said. He then restrained and sexually assaulted a woman resident who was sleeping at the time of the break in. The scenario is terrifying. 

“The idea of a stranger coming into the very place we are supposed to feel safest is terrifying,” said Dep. D.A. Kristin Barnard, who handled the case for the State. “What this young survivor endured not only during the crime itself, but through the prosecution of Mr. Quiros took incredible courage. 

“We are extremely grateful for her bravery and cooperation in holding this predator accountable for his actions.”

The Paso Robles Police Department and the D.A.’s Bureau of Investigation investigated the case and Barnard of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit prosecuted it.

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