CHILD CARE EMPLOYEE TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO CHILDREN HE MET THROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT DAY CARE PROGRAM

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Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
August 11, 2006
Contact:

Susan Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
(714) 347-8408 Office
(714) 323-4486 Cell

CHILD CARE EMPLOYEE TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO CHILDREN HE MET THROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT DAY CARE PROGRAM
*Two counts of lewd acts upon a child added after second victim came forward

LAGUNA NIGUEL – An employee of a children’s day care program will be arraigned Monday for sexually assaulting two children who he met through an after school day care program.  Scott Christensen, 23, of Rancho Santa Margarita, is charged with four counts of lewd acts upon a child for having substantial sexual contact with a child under the age of 14.  As there are multiple victims, he faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted.  Christensen is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, August 14, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. at Harbor Justice Center in Laguna Niguel.  He is being held on $1 million bail.
  
At the time of the accused incidents, Christensen was employed as a Child Care Leader at The Learning Connection (TLC), an after-school day care program hosted by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District at elementary schools in Southern California.  He had worked for TLC for six years.  Between May 1, 2006 and August 7, 2006, he is accused of sexually molesting a six-year-old boy, John Doe #1, in the victim’s Rancho Santa Margarita home.  Christensen had been hired by the victim’s parents as a babysitter after meeting him through TLC at Melinda Heights Elementary School in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Between September 1, 2005 and August 7, 2006, Christensen is accused of molesting a second victim he also met through TLC.  He is accused of sexually assaulting a little boy, John Doe #2, on two occasions at the elementary school during TLC program hours.

Anyone who believes they may have been victimized or who has additional information on this case should contact District Attorney Investigator Craig Kelsey at (714) 347-8794.  Senior Deputy District Attorney Beth Carmichael of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

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