Apr 19, 2016

Kailan Meserve found guilty of 15 counts, taken away in cuffs after verdict

Guilty on all 15 counts. For Count 1, he was found not guilty of kidnapping but he was found guilty of the lesser charge of false imprisonment.

The jury did not find special allegations of kidnapping true for Counts 1-7.

Meserve was charged with 15 counts, many counts have the option of lesser charges and there are special allegations.

Count 1 kidnapping (Jane Doe #1 to commit rape), Count 2 Forcible rape (Jane Doe #1), Count 3 Forcible oral copulation (Jane Doe #1),Count 4 Forcible oral copulation (Jane Doe #1), Count 6 Assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury (Jane Doe #!), Count 7 Criminal threats (Jane Doe #1), Count 8 Forcible Rape (Jane Doe #2), Count 9 Forcible Rape (Jane Doe #2), Count 10 Forcible oral opulation (Jane Doe #2), Count 11 Forcible Oral copulation (Jane Doe #2), Count 12 Forcible Oral Copulation (Jane Doe #2), Count 13 Forcible Oral Copulation (Jane Doe #2), Count 14 Sexual battery (Jane Doe #2), Count 15 Sexual battery (Jane Doe #2), Count 16 Sexual penetration by a foreign object (jane Doe #2).

Special allegation of kidnapping for Counts 1 to 7.

Previous reports have stated 16 counts. One count, count 5, sexual penetration by a foreign object, is a charge Meserve was not held to answer after the preliminary hearing.

That one count was not updated and unclear in the computer last time I checked during the trial but I got clarification from Deputy District Attorney Brie Bennett after the verdict.

Kailan Meserve was led away in cuffs after the verdict was read.

Sentencing is July 1st at 8:30 a.m. Meserve waived time for sentencing.


  1. A long time coming to justice. The women told the truth and they were believed. His alcohol and/or drug use at the time led him down a dark path. Thanks to Chiv for the updates. Why is the rest of the press mum?

    1. Thanks Tall Trees. KIEM was in court for the verdict. KMUD will be doing a piece tomorrow.

      A press release just went out.