Former deputy gets five years in prison
A former deputy with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department will be spending the next five years with people he may have help put behind bars.
On Jan. 13, Judge Kathryn Montejano sentenced William Nulick, 44, to five years in state prison for sexual assault. The former deputy sheriff plead no contest on Nov. 20, 2015 to two felony counts of oral copulation under color of authority regarding two separate victims, and two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery regarding two other victims.
The crimes occurred in 2013 in Tulare County and were committed while Nulick was performing duties on patrol.
At the sentencing, two of the four victims were present and gave victim impact statements to the court, with a third victim supplying a statement to be read. In addition to a prison sentence, Nulick was ordered to pay restitution fines and must register as a sex offender for life.
Since the filing of the criminal case, a civil suit has been filed against Nulick. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Cindy Underwood of the Special Crimes Division and was investigated by Detective Christopher Gezzer of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, as well as Investigator Martha Rodriguez of the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations.