Case #17HF1240

Date: November 22, 2019





Kimberly Edds

Public Information Officer

                             Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-504-1917

Former Member of University of California, Irvine Board of Directors

Sentenced to 170 Years to Life for Molesting Three Young Girls

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A Laguna Niguel girls softball parent volunteer and former member of the University of California, Irvine Board of Directors was sentenced to 170 years to life today for molesting three young girls at his home.

On October 15, 2019, a jury convicted Glen Thomas Kauffman, 55, of Laguna Niguel of six felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14 and three felony counts of sexual penetration of a minor 10 years old or younger.

The molestation occurred between August 2014 and August 2017 at Kauffman’s home.

“This predator used his position of trust to prey on these very young and vulnerable children,” said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer. “Thankfully, he will spend the rest of his life behind bars instead of victimizing innocent children.

Deputy District Attorney Courtney Thom prosecuted this case.