Lafayette Man Convicted of Molesting Two Pleasant Hill Girls

August 6, 2014 16:00 pm · 50 comments

A Lafayette man has been convicted of multiple counts of child molestation for lewd and lascivious acts on two girls in Pleasant Hill, a Contra Costa County prosecutor said today.

A jury found Antonio Maxfield, 29, guilty of two counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child aged 14 or 15 and two counts of lewd and lascivious acts against a child under 14 years old, in addition to enhancements for victimizing multiple people and for substantial sexual conduct, according to Deputy District Attorney Christine Hazlehurst.

Maxfield faces at least three years in state prison and a maximum sentence of 12 years, Hazlehurst said.

During the trial, the jury heard from two victims, who were 15 and 12 years old when they were molested, Hazlehurst said.

Jurors also heard text messages that Maxfield sent to one of the victims.

He was living with the girl’s family in Pleasant Hill at the time of the molestation, according to Hazlehurst.

Trained in massage therapy with a diploma from the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, Maxfield offered to massage both victims, the prosecutor said.

In one incident, a massage led to him digitally penetrating a girl, while in another, he touched the girl’s genitals.

Prosecutors found that the defendant had apparently never been employed as a massage therapist.

Hazlehurst said the National Holistic Institute was “pretty appalled by what happened” and aided in the criminal investigation.

Maxfield is set to return to court in Martinez for sentencing on Sept. 19.

3 to 12 years? August 6, 2014 at 4:11 PM

I believe that anyone who does such things to children deserves the death penalty, without any appeals. Take the SOB out behind the court house and shoot him, or hang him, or stone him or whatever. That kind of person does not belong in society.

Cowellian August 6, 2014 at 4:28 PM

I’m fine with child molesters getting a life sentence, as long as it’s a short one.

Incognito August 6, 2014 at 4:36 PM

It’s my understanding prison inmates don’t take a shine to inmates who abuse and/or murder children. I bet Maxfield is looking forward to this next Chapter in his life.

kax August 6, 2014 at 4:48 PM

aaaand the fun begins for Antonio…….

anon August 6, 2014 at 4:50 PM

i hate to hear the sentence the, i’m trying to come up with a word description for monster that beat the woman that was found for dead at the park last week.

KAA August 6, 2014 at 4:51 PM

just execute the POS already…that sentence is a slap in the face of those little girls!

anon August 6, 2014 at 5:07 PM

is this they guy? i don’t know if it is or not but now i’m creeped out totally.

Dorothy August 6, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Whatever his sentence is, it is not enough. @#3, I hope you are right.

Barack Obama August 6, 2014 at 5:26 PM

We need to lock this guy up for good.

Smart,Goodlooking&Debonair August 6, 2014 at 5:38 PM

More importantly, did anyone say anything to offend the convicted criminal?
If they did, that’d be a REAL crime. Right lefties?

What? August 6, 2014 at 5:38 PM

What is “Digital Penetrating”?

Smart,Goodlooking&Debonair August 6, 2014 at 5:39 PM

The local lefties are concerned this man is being deprived of his right to act out on his perverted fantasies. Right, lefties?

Atticus Thraxx August 6, 2014 at 5:43 PM

“He was living with the girl’s family in Pleasant Hill at the time of the molestation, according to Hazlehurst.”
Christ on a popsicle stick………why?

Smart,Goodlooking&Debonair August 6, 2014 at 5:55 PM

the local lefties believe his rights have been violated and that he must be let go with all charges dropped and furthermore that he should be allowed to live and work near children of his choice. Right, lefties?

Rollo Tomasi August 6, 2014 at 6:18 PM

@ #11:

“Digit” is another term for finger. Figure it out from there, genius.

Marianne August 6, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Scum like that don’t ever need to see the light of day!

concord girl August 6, 2014 at 6:53 PM

I went to Ygnacio Valley high school with him…he was always a little off

Marissa August 6, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Thank God I don’t know anyone like that! Throw the book at him!

Schmee August 6, 2014 at 7:06 PM

I did a survey at my free breast exam booth today and all the women agreed giving out free massages is creepy.

Just_My_Two_Cents August 6, 2014 at 7:09 PM

@What –
Digital Penetrating

Web definitions

(Digital penetration) Fingering is the manual manipulation of the clitoris, vulva, vagina, or anus for the purpose of sexual arousal and sexual stimulation. It may constitute the entire sexual encounter or it may be part of mutual masturbation, foreplay or other sexual activities. …

Mr.Pink August 6, 2014 at 7:26 PM

String him up and let’s move along.

Cowellian August 6, 2014 at 7:42 PM

How can you be sure that you don’t know anyone like that?

@smart August 6, 2014 at 7:43 PM

It seem you really have some deep issues. I feel very sorry for you.

@smart August 6, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Why would you even imply ANYONE would aprove of molesting anyone. You should seek help.

@14 August 6, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Regardless of what you call yourself, your comments make you sound Ignorant, Ugly and Shabby. You obviously have some weird emotional issues to repeatedly bait the “lefties” with utter drivel. Your comments are classic troll material: posted expressly for the purpose of getting a rise out of people and adding absolutely zilch to the discussion. Get a hobby!

Marissa August 6, 2014 at 7:47 PM

I have a sense about my friends and the people I associate with. I am pretty damn sure.

gratt August 6, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Please don’t give him weak a– probation in CCC, it is a joke!!! He will get away with a lot more while free and on probation in CCC. The P,O,’s can barely fit in the county cars due to to many biscuits!!!

@11 August 6, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Digit = finger.

Truth13 August 6, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Digital penetration means he placed his fingers inside the little girls private area. The sentencing for child molesters has always been to lenient!! Minimum sentencing should bec10 years without early release options. Drug offenders get steeper sentencing on many cases. Yes our sentencing laws are sooooo outdated!!

Blink August 6, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Lafayette and Pleasant Hill…..where there’s no crime..oh my!

@14 August 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Thank you I agree

anon August 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

“He was living with the girl’s family in Pleasant Hill at the time of the molestation, according to Hazlehurst.”

Parents should have a lot of blame here..they let him live in their house……

@marissa August 6, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Yeah, sure. Because you have known everyone you associate with their ENTIRE lives, and have been with them 24/7, right? But you “have a sense” of your friends, who doesn’t claim that? Yet, molester’s friends and families are always SO shocked and dismayed!

rich August 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

There seems to be way too many stories about molesters. What has happened to our society that this is happening so often?

claycordian August 6, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Dude was married and his wife was just about to have a baby girl any day now…sad for the Wife but at least he didn’t get a chance to hurt his own kid…. btw he goes by the name Tony. Hes on fb. Tony Maxfield. I’m grossed out. I used to be friends with this guy in h.s!

Darwin August 6, 2014 at 11:17 PM

He will be out and no time. This is California

ANON August 7, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Anon I believe that is him! I saw the name and related that to this guy I went to HS with at Ygnacio who went by Tony Maxfield… And I’m pretty sure when I had a FB I remember him getting his massage therapist liscence! Wow I am in shock. Def a little off but that is just wrong and he should be punished to the max.

Led August 7, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Most molestation and sexual abuse is done by someone whom the victim knows. We shouldn’t be surprised that this happened in a situation where the guy was living with the family. The more people realize that this could happen to them, the better positioned they will be to protect their families. It’s easy to say that these parents were irresponsible and blind (and maybe they were!) but this happens to normal people. Abusers look for ways to gain trust and access. And some of them are damned good at it. Sandusky didn’t get away with his crimes because Joe Paterno et al. were uniquely terrible people – he got away with them because he knew how to create situations where nobody would believe what should have been staring them in the face.

Unbelievable August 7, 2014 at 1:08 AM

It is hard to believe that a child molester would get less time in prison than someone gets for some type of non violent crime like possession , he should get life w/o parole.
@smart… you don’t sound all that bright, why would you want to “stir the pot” and turn it into a political debate? It comes down to one thing – right and WRONG -(not right & left)

Anon August 7, 2014 at 4:36 AM

But you all fail to realize in his country, Mexico, this is normal.

Ick August 7, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Since the laws are so lax about keeping these sickos away from the public where they do harm, I think that they should be neutered. We neutered pets, why don’t we neuter humans too. It would probably solve the problem.

Silva August 7, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Anon#40, Your ignorance is showing.

PhilthyPHRESH August 7, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Embrace your non section 8 uncle smart&debonaire.

Pyrrhus August 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM

@Anon I didn’t realize the name Maxfield is a Spanish name.

Cartman August 7, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Boil him.

The Mom August 7, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Yes His name is Antonio “Tony” Maxfield. Maxfield is his adoptive familys name. The Maxfield’s are good people this is NOT the way they raised him. I guess some people are just born twisted. Yes Tony went to YVHS he’s about 6’1″ blond hair. Tony is Italian, delgatti was his name before the adoption.


The Mom August 7, 2014 at 2:21 PM

@anon yes that is him

Tom August 7, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Throw the book at him. Society is sick of these sick and evil perverts.

vanoosh August 7, 2014 at 5:57 PM

guy is part of the moorehouse cult.

anonanonagain August 7, 2014 at 6:37 PM

@ Anon # 40, ” But you all fail to realize in his country, Mexico, this is normal.”

So this is normal in Mexico. It’s also normal for men to stone their wives in other countries if they even SUSPECT that their wives have cheated. People are no longer human when they violate a child. This piece of filth should be stoned with rocks in our country…..

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