Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
August 10, 2007
Susan Kang Schroeder
FORMER COP SENTENCED TO JAIL FOR LURING
16-YEAR-OLD POLICE EXPLORER AND
ENGAGING IN ILLEGAL SEX ACTS
While working as a police officer for the Anaheim Police Department, Rosewarne was a supervisor of the Explorer program. The Explorer program consists of approximately 50 students who volunteer with police departments to participate in law enforcement and community activities. Rosewarne violated his position of trust as a police officer and a supervisor when he began sending sexual text messages and having sexual conversations with an underage girl who was involved in the Explorers. On August 22, 2002, Rosewarne fondled her and engaged in oral copulation with the victim.
After being charged with felony oral copulation of a minor and appearing at several court hearings between November 2002 through March 2003, Rosewarne failed to appear at a court hearing after learning of the sentencing recommendation by the probation department. He was out of custody on $20,000 bail. The defendant, who was born in
Deputy District Attorney Kal Kaliban of the Sexual Assaults Unit prosecuted this case.