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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 13NF4475

Date: June 21, 2017

MAN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR ATTACKING FEMALE JOGGER IN ANAHEIM HILLS WITH THE INTENT TO SEXUALLY ASSAULT HER

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced to seven years in state prison today for attacking a woman on a jogging trail with the intent to sexually assault her.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Mario Orlando Montano, 59, Anaheim

Found guilty by a jury on June 21, 2017, of the following felony counts:

  • Assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense
  • Assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury

Sentencing Enhancements Found True

  • Great bodily injury to a sexual assault victim
  • Great bodily injury

Seven years in state prison

Mandatory lifetime sex offender registration pursuant to PC 290

Circumstances of the Case

  • On the afternoon on Dec. 10, 2013, 24-year-old Jane Doe was jogging on a trail in a reservoir in Anaheim Hills.
  • When she slowed to a walk, Montano jogged up to the victim and tried to engage her in conversation, then tackled Jane Doe to the ground.
  • The defendant climbed on top of her as she kicked and struggled to get away.
  • When the victim began to scream, Montano covered her mouth. The victim’s tooth was knocked out in the struggle.
  • The defendant reached for his pants with the intent to commit a sexual assault, but Jane Doe was able to kick him and escape.
  • Jane Doe ran to a nearby home and called 911.
  • The Anaheim Police Department (APD) immediately responded and located the defendant on the trail.

 APD investigated this case.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Harris Siddiq, Felony Panel

 



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