Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
COUNSELOR TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR MOLESTING
SIX BOYS IN CHILDREN’S HOME
Salazar worked as a counselor at Florence Crittenton Home on
In February 2008, John Doe #1, 15, a resident at Florence Crittenton Home, reported that he had been sexually assaulted by Salazar. Five additional victims then came forward. Between May 25, 2007 and February 5, 2008, Salazar is accused of molesting six boys between the ages of 15 and 16 years old. In each case, the defendant was the assigned counselor for the victim. Each victim would go into Salazar’s office to make a personal telephone call to their family in South or
The victims, some of whom lived at Florence Crittenton Home at different times, reported that they didn’t immediately come forward about the assault because the defendant was in a position of authority and they feared they could be deported or lose the privilege to call their families if they complained.
Deputy District Attorney Mark Sacks of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.