|For Immediate Release
Case # 09WF1602
December 24, 2009
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
CHURCH YOUTH GROUP LEADER SENTENCED FOR UNLAWFUL SEX AND SMOKING MARIJUANA WITH
15-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN CHURCH PARKING LOT
WESTMINSTER – A church youth group leader was sentenced today for smoking marijuana and having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl in the parking lot of the church. Timothy Han, 21, Fullerton, pleaded guilty Oct. 8, 2009, to one felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse and one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was sentenced to three years of formal probation and 90 days in jail.
Han, a youth group leader at Miracle Land Korean Baptist Church in Cypress, met 15-year-old Jane Doe through the church. On June 22, 2008, Han met with Jane Doe and drove to the church, where he parked in the lot. He then smoked marijuana with the victim and illegally engaged sexual intercourse with her in his car.
The police were contacted after church officials became aware of the unlawful sexual relationship.
Deputy District Attorney Nikki Buracchio of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.