|For Immediate Release
Case # 07NF3211, 08WM04290
July 18, 2008
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
FORMER FUGITIVE SOFTBALL COACH SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR MOLESTING 12-YEAR-OLD
FULLERTON – A former fugitive softball coach was sentenced today to 10 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on his team. George Quevedo Quintana, 37, Anaheim, pleaded guilty to the court on April 18, 2008 to four felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 and one felony count of oral copulation of a person under 14 with a sentencing enhancement allegation for substantial sexual conduct with a child. Over the objection of the People, Quintana was released on $100,000 bail after his conviction but prior to sentencing, and the defendant fled. A warrant charging the defendant with violating a protective order by having phone contact with the victim several times following his conviction was issued April 30, 2008, and the defendant turned himself in shortly after.
Criminal Case # 07NF3211
Quintana met 12-year-old Jane Doe while volunteering as a coach for her softball team with the West Grove Girls Softball League in Garden Grove. On Sep. 3, 2007, Quintana used his position to gain the trust of the victim and her family and picked up Jane Doe from her home to spend the day with him. He took the victim to the beach and the movies before driving her to his Anaheim home. Once at Quintana’s house, the defendant sexually assaulted the victim by kissing, digitally penetrating, and orally copulating her. The defendant then drove Jane Doe back to her house. The victim’s mother noticed that Jane Doe seemed upset, and after questioning her daughter about the afternoon, Jane Doe told her mother about the assault. Jane Doe’s mother immediately contacted the police.
Criminal Case # 08WM04290
At the time of his release, the defendant was under a protective order to not contact Jane Doe. The defendant was also ordered to turn over any firearms in his possession to the Anaheim Police Department. On April 16, 2006, between April 19 and April 23, 2008, and between April 24 and April 28, 2008, Quintana is accused of contacting Jane Doe in violation of the protective order.
Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Herrera of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.