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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

 

Case # 17NF1372

Date: June 9, 2017

OCDA SEEKING PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF MAN CHARGED WITH POSING AS POLICE OFFICER AND KIDNAPPING VICTIM TO COMMIT SEX OFFENSE

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a man who is scheduled to be arraigned today for posing as a police officer and kidnapping a woman to commit a sex offense.

Defendant

Charges

Court Date

Sean Michael Vasquez, 35, Los Alamitos

Charged today in an amended complaint with the following counts:

Felony

  • Kidnapping to commit a sex offense
  • False imprisonment effected by violence, fraud, or deceit
  • Forcible oral copulation
  • Assault with intent to commit sexual offense

Misdemeanor

  • Impersonating a police officer

Sentencing Enhancement

  • Kidnapping resulting in substantial increase in harm

Continued Arraignment

June 9, 2017, Time to be determined

Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana

 

Bail

$1 million

 

Maximum Sentence

31 years to life

Circumstances of the Case

  • On May 13, 2017, Vasquez is accused of posing as a modeling agent online named “Alex” and communicating with 22-year-old Jane Doe via text messages over several weeks. 
  • Vasquez is accused of setting up a “role play” date where Jane Doe would meet defendant in a parking lot, pretend to be a prostitute, and Vasquez would pick her up.  
  • When Jane Doe arrived at the agreed-upon location in Anaheim, the defendant is accused of telling the victim he was an undercover police officer and showing Jane Doe a police badge, driving the victim to the parking lot of a self-storage facility, handcuffing her, putting her in the backseat, and obtaining her driver’s license, while continuing to text the victim as “Alex” to carry on the charade. 
  • Vasquez is accused of getting into the backseat, locking the door, and demanding the victim orally copulate him to “fix” her legal problem, but the victim refused.
  • The defendant is accused of kidnapping the victim, driving her to areas known for prostitution in Santa Ana, and demanding that she rob potential sex purchasers.
  • When the victim was unable to do so, Vasquez is accused of driving Jane Doe to a secluded location in a residential neighborhood, forcing her to orally copulate him, and driving the victim back to her car.
  • The victim reported the assault to Anaheim Police Department, who investigated this case.

The investigation in this case is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising Investigator Eric Wiseman of the Sexual Assault Unit at (714) 347-8794.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Rick Zimmer, Sexual Assault Unit.

 



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