Case # 12HF3004
Date: July 10, 2015
FORMER CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS AND EIGHT MONTHS IN PRISON FOR MOLESTING RELATIVE UNDER 14 AND POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
SANTA ANA – A former children’s photographer was sentenced today to 10 years and eight months in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration for molesting a relative under the age of 14 and possessing and controlling child pornography. Isaac Krivashei, 75, Mission Viejo, was found guilty by a jury on March 19, 2015, of two felony counts of lewd acts on a child under the age of 14, one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, and a sentencing enhancement for engaging in substantial sexual conduct with a child.
At the time of the crime Krivashei owned and operated his own photography business, Image Maker Photography, which specialized in taking school portraits and yearbook photos of children from elementary to high school.
Between Aug. 25, 2003, and Aug. 24, 2010, the defendant committed lewd and lascivious acts upon Jane Doe, who was a relative under the age of 14. On multiple occasions during that time, Krivashei engaged in substantial sexual conduct with Jane Doe, including oral copulation and masturbation.
The victim reported the crimes to a relative, who contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD).
A different relative also contacted OCSD to report that the defendant had committed a similar crime against her. Since the crime occurred outside of the statute of limitations, the defendant could not be charged for the former crimes in this case.
OCSD investigated this case and arrested the defendant after conducting a search of his home in which numerous hard drives and computer files containing graphic images depicting children in sexual poses were discovered.
During the sentencing today, Jane Doe’s family members, including the victim’s mother, father, aunts, and the uncharged victim delivered impact statements to the court pursuant to Marsy’s Law. The victim’s mother said, in part, “She was no longer happy. She started having hysterical crying sessions that would seem to start for no reason, but would last for hours.” Her impact statement went on to say in part, that the defendant “has lied and tried to skirt the system so that he doesn’t pay for his crimes.”
Deputy District Attorney Vanessa Woods of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.