Sex Offender Found Guilty

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A former Payson resident was found guilty of eleven counts of sexual conduct with minors.

A Gila County jury found John David Lloyd, 47 guilty on July 30 of sexually abusing both of his children over several years, said Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores.

Both victims testified in court against Lloyd.

“One of the seemingly impossible tasks we ask of victims is to face their abuser, yet these two victims not only stood up to their abuser, but did so with courage and conviction,” said Deputy County Attorney Ramai Alvarez who prosecuted the case along with Lacy Hakim.

Both children were removed from Lloyd’s care and eventually adopted.

Presiding Judge Peter Cahill will sentence Lloyd in Payson on Sept. 28.

“The penalty for this type of conduct is harsh,” the attorney’s office said.

Lloyd faces eleven consecutive sentences of 13 to 20 years each, with a total range of 143 to 220 years in prison.

By statute, all of the counts must run consecutive to each other.

Payson Police Detective Matt Van Camp investigated the case and assisted in the prosecution.

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