Susan Kang Schroeder,Chief of Staff Office:714-347-8408 Cell:714-292-2718
Michelle Van Der Linden,Spokesperson Office:714-347-8405 Cell:714-323-4486
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.
Sean Michael Vasquez, 35, Los Alamitos
Charged today in an amended complaint with the following counts:
Kidnapping to commit a sex offense
False imprisonment effected by violence, fraud, or deceit
Forcible oral copulation
Assault with intent to commit sexual offense
Impersonating a police officer
Kidnapping resulting in substantial increase in harm
June 9, 2017, Time to be determined
Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana
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.