Mark Duenas was convicted of murdering his wife of 33 years, Karen Duenas, in 2012. Karen was stabbed to death in their Cottonwood, California home where they raised their five sons. The second eldest son, 33-year-old Jacob Duenas, was arrested three years after his mother’s death. Jacob Duenas is accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy on numerous occasions between March and June of 2014 in Chico, California.
Duenas was a California Highway Patrol officer. After four years on the job, he was fired in 2008 after being convicted of child molestation in Monterey, involving children ages 13 and 14. According to KRCR-TV, Jacob Duenas did register with the Chico Police Department after moving there, however, he was not required to register on the Megan’s Law website. Duenas is currently out of jail on $50,000 bail. If convicted, he faces eight years in jail.