Convicted child molester applies for parole


Convicted child molester Patrick Mendiola Calvo, who was slapped with an eight-year prison term in May 2010, is now applying for parole.

According to the Board of Parole, Calvo is among five applicants for parole at a hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, at the Department of Public Safety’s conference room in Susupe.

BOP’s notice indicated that the parole hearing will begin at 9am and, if needed, will continue on Thursday at 8:30am in the same DPS conference room.

A Superior Court jury found Calvo guilty in September 2009 of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in 2008.

On May 27, 2010, Presiding Judge Robert C. Naraja sentenced the then-47-year-old Calvo to eight years in prison for sexual assault in the second degree, eight years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, five years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree, and six months in prison for disturbing the peace.

Naraja merged the sentences for the first three charges. The sentence for the last charge is concurrent with the first three other charges. This means that the businessman should serve a total of eight years in prison for all charges.

Naraja required Calvo to perform, among other things, 1,500 hours of community work service, register as a sex offender, submit to HIV testing, and seek a clinical psychiatric evaluation treatment.

In 2000, the government filed two criminal cases against Calvo for allegedly sexually abusing two minors in 1997 and 1998. In one case, the jury acquitted him. In November 2005, the court dismissed the second case after the government moved to drop the charges.

Meanwhile, the four convicted persons also seeking parole are Terrence A. Fitial, Franklin Jesse Atalig, Daniel N. Sablan Jr., and Leon Joaquin Sanchez.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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