|For Immediate Release
Case # 10WF2381
October 30, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
57-YEAR-OLD MAN CONVICTED OF ENGAGING
IN SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH 14-YEAR-OLD
BOY HE MET ON CRAIGSLIST
FULLERTON – A 57-year-old man was convicted today of engaging in illegal sexual conduct with a 14-year-old boy he met on Craigslist. Mark Aime Brosseau, Stanton, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count each of lewd acts upon a child, contacting a child with the intent to commit lewd acts, and meeting a child with the intent to engage in lewd conduct. He faces a maximum sentence of five years and four months in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration at his sentencing Jan. 24, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in Department N-13, North Justice Center, Fullerton.
On the night of Sept. 25, 2010, Brosseau parked his Ford pick-up truck in a parking structure at Bella Terra Mall in Huntington Beach and engaged in sexual conduct with 14-year-old John Doe in the vehicle. The defendant had previously met the victim on Craigslist in late June 2010.
At approximately 9:50 p.m., Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) officers observed and checked out the suspicious, parked truck. Officers discovered Brosseau and the victim in the vehicle. The defendant was partially undressed from the waist down, and he was arrested at the scene.
A series of proactive arrests were made by HBPD in early 2010 involving an undercover detective posing as a minor child on Craigslist. This arrest indicates the importance of parents monitoring their children’s use of the Internet.
Brosseau’s mandatory lifetime sex offender registration will bar him from entering County recreational areas and City parks which have passed the Sex Offender Ordinance. Visit www.orangecountyda.com to read the prior press releases on the County’s Sex Offender Ordinance as well as the 14 other cities that have enacted the Child Safety Zone Ordinance.
Deputy District Attorney Bobby Taghavi of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.