FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 18HF0174   

Date: September 5, 2018

LAGUNA HILLS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY ADAM STULL SENTENCED TO FIVE MONTHS IN JAIL FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING WOMAN

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A Laguna Hills criminal defense attorney was sentenced today to five months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman and violating his position of trust.

Defendant

Charges

Sentence

Adam Rudnick Stull, 57, Ladera Ranch

Found guilty by a jury on July 18, 2018 of two misdemeanor counts of:

  • (2) Sexual battery

Five months in Orange County Jail

 

Four years formal probation

 

Mandatory registration as a sex offender pursuant to PC 290

Circumstances of the Case

  • At the time of the crimes, Stull was an active member of the State Bar of California and working as a criminal defense attorney in Orange County.
  • The defendant had previously worked as a deputy district attorney in Kern County in the 1990s but was terminated after being convicted of sexual penetration of a minor while coaching mock trials. Stull later had the conviction expunged in Orange County. The defendant’s license to practice law was temporarily suspended following his conviction, for more information please visit: http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/139121
  • Prior to November 2017, the defendant gained Jane Doe’s trust while representing her as a client in his position as an attorney.
  • On Nov. 7, 2017, Stull touched the victim’s buttocks with sexual intent against her will.
  • On Nov. 20, 2017, the victim reported the incident to Orange County Sheriff’s Department, who investigated this case.
  • At trial, the jury believed the victim and found Stull guilty of two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Mike Carroll, Sexual Assault Unit

 



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