FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 16WF3050     

Date: October 31, 2018

FUGITIVE ARRESTED AFTER FAILING TO APPEAR FOR

PRELIMINARY HEARING IN JANUARY 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A fugitive was arrested yesterday after failing to appear for a preliminary hearing in January 2018.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Marco Antonio Mendoza-Marin, 42, Norwalk

Charged on Dec. 21, 2016, with the following felony counts:

  • Forcible lewd act on a child under 14
  • (6) Lewd act upon a child under 14
  • (2) Lewd act upon a child

Life in state prison

Arraignment

 

Nov. 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Department CJ1, Central Jail, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • Between Jan. 3, 2014, and Oct. 31, 2016, Mendoza-Marin is accused of committing lewd acts on Jane Doe, who was 12 years old at the start of these crimes.
  • Jane Doe’s father reported these incidents to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), who investigated this case.
  • OCSD arrested the defendant on Nov. 23, 2016.
  • Mendoza-Marin posted $100,000 bail on Nov. 29, 2016, and failed to appear for his preliminary hearing on Jan. 12, 2018. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
  • On Oct. 30, 2018, the United States Marshal Service successfully served the warrant and arrested the defendant in Cerritos.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Shiba Etemadian, Sexual Assault Unit

 



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