Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
GIRL FROM CHURCH
Between April 1, 2007 and May 21, 2007, Soriano had unlawful sex with a 14-year-old girl, whom he met at Calvary Church while volunteering as a youth group leader. Soriano groomed her for two years by befriending her and her family. Soriano urged the victim to sneak out of her house at night and had sexual intercourse, orally copulated, and digitally penetrated the victim. The acts occurred in her parent’s backyard while her parents were sleeping or in a nearby park.
Deputy District Attorney Heidi Garrel of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.