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Film Academy Member Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Molesting a Child

Film Academy member Jeff Cooper was sentenced on Monday to eight years in a California state prison for molesting a young girl multiple times in his home.

Cooper, who was an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member since 2002, was found guilty of sexually assaulting a minor in 2005 and 2007 when the child was between 12 and 13 years, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office officials.

Cooper, known for designing movie theaters and studios for notable directors such as George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg, was initially indicted on eight counts involving two children.

“Children are the most vulnerable members of our community,” District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement. “Mr. Cooper abused his position of trust and caused incredible harm to helpless victims. I know that nothing can undo the trauma that they have endured, but I hope the victims find peace and healing now that this criminal process is complete.”

Jurors in May found Cooper guilty of three felony counts of lewd act upon a child. During the trial, one of the victims testified that she considered Cooper a “mentor,” who taught her how to play guitar, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The victim testified it was at Cooper’s private basement studio where he molested her when she was 12 or 13.

Jurors, however, were unable to agree on a verdict related to the other five counts involving another alleged victim, and a judge declared a mistrial on those charges, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Cooper’s attorney, Alan Jackson, said during his opening statement that the allegations were false and the famed designer was a “target” because of his wealth and status.

10 Comments
  • Stacy says:

    8yrs is nothing! He will be parolled after 2yrs probably. Child molesters should be put to death. No mercy. They destroy these kids entire lives! I know. I see what it has done to several ladies I know. You never heal, you drink, drug up. Try to forget and the anger is huge! Anger that ot happened, anger that nobody saved you or noticed. Anger that people know what happened, anger at the world for not caring, anger at the BS justice system that does little to nothing. The anger is real and it destroys your life. You live life watching countless pedophiles get awauwutb it like this assshole. 8 yrs he will never do, he will be out and will moleste again. He got away with others who won’t come out and put themselves through the court process tl get a BS result. Most molested kids never get justice, they have no proof if they waited to grow up and then speak out which most do. So there is just anger over all of it your whole life.

  • GOD says:

    All faggits and child molesters MUST DIE.

  • mary says:

    He should have been in prison for life for what he did to these children. These kids got a life sentence. Shameful.

  • FreudianSlip says:

    He’s probably molested dozens of children. He’s laughing because he only got 8 years, probably out in under 3 years and on probation. Disgusting. He will be at it again in no time. Even neutering these creeps wouldn’t fix their problem.

  • Crystal711 says:

    Redophiles are rampant in Hollywood, look at all the Disney execs and employees that have been found guilty of sexually abusing children, the celebs, and politicians on Jeff Epstein’s Lolita Express!!!

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