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TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
 
 

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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 15CF2004          

Date: May 19, 2017

MAN SENTENCED TO 60 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING THREE GIRLS UNDER 14 HE MET THROUGH CHURCH

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced today to 60 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting three girls under the age of 14 he met through church.

Defendant

Charges

Sentence

Jose Luis Aguilera, 42, Santa Ana

Found guilty by a jury on April 28, 2017, of:

  • Four felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14

Sentencing Enhancement:

  • Multiple victims

60 years to life in state prison

 Circumstances of the Case

  • At the time of the crime, Aguilera was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Santa Ana.
  • The defendant befriended the victims’ families, who attended the church, and gained their trust.
  • Between Oct. 12, 2012, and Sept. 8, 2015, Aguilera sexually assaulted three victims under the age of 14.
  • The defendant committed lewd acts on the victims, including touching victims’ genitals and kissing the victims.
  • One of the victims reported the crime to a relative, who contacted SAPD.
  • SAPD investigated this case and arrested the defendant on Sept. 4, 2015.

Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Heather Brown, Sexual Assault Unit.

 



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