|For Immediate Release
December 9, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
29 MEN CONVICTED OF LOITERING, SOLICITING, OR AGREEING TO ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION IN NOVEMBER
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) convicted 29 men of loitering, soliciting, or agreeing to engage in prostitution in November 2013. The defendants in these cases approached a woman, whom they believed to be a prostitute, in areas known for prostitution in Orange County. They agreed to engage in commercial sex, loitered with intent to commit prostitution, or solicited another to engage in prostitution with a woman or an undercover officer and were subsequently arrested by law enforcement.
Garden Grove Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and Santa Ana Police Department investigated these cases. Deputy District Attorney Michael Bardeen of the HEAT Unit prosecuted these cases.
Jason Aaron Baca, 40, Westminster, was found guilty by a jury, Nov. 19, 2013, of one misdemeanor count of loitering with intent to commit prostitution and sentenced to two months in jail, three years informal probation, and must submit to AIDS testing and education.
Fred Farokh Hadjin, 65, Santa Monica, was found guilty by a jury, Nov. 25, 2013, of one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution. He was sentenced Dec. 4, 2013, to three years of informal probation, and must submit to AIDS testing and education and required to donate to the Victim/Witness Emergency fund.
The defendants below each pleaded guilty in November 2013 to either one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution, loitering with the intent to commit prostitution, or soliciting another to engage in prostitution. The defendants below were each sentenced up to three years informal probation, up to 15 days in jail with the possibility of CalTrans in lieu of jail.