|For Immediate Release
Case # 10WF2381
October 22, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
57-YEAR-OLD MAN TO FACE TRIAL FOR ENGAGING IN SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH 14-YEAR-OLD BOY HE MET ON CRAIGSLIST
FULLERTON – A 57-year-old man will face trial tomorrow for engaging in illegal sexual conduct with a 14-year-old boy he met on Craigslist. Mark Aime Brosseau, Stanton, is charged with 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 if convicted and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. Opening statements are scheduled to start tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in Department N-13, North Justice Center, Fullerton.
On the night of Sept. 25, 2010, Brosseau is accused of parking his Ford pick-up truck in a parking structure at Bella Terra Mall and engaging in sexual conduct with 14-year-old John Doe in the vehicle. The defendant is accused of meeting the victim on Craigslist.
At 11:30 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 is accused of being partially undressed from the waist down. Brosseau 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.
If convicted, 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.