|For Immediate Release
January 26, 2006
|Contact:||Susan Kang Schroeder
Deputy District Attorney
(714) 347-8408 Office
(714) 292-2718 Cell
INMATE SUPERVISOR OF THE ORANGE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ABUSING FEMALE INMATES
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced today the filing of charges on a County employee for sexually abusing female jail inmates. Frank Bojorquez Jr., 53, Orange, the Inmate Supervisor/Kennel Attendant II for the Orange County Animal Shelter in the city of Orange, is charged with three felony counts of having sex with an inmate by a detention facility employee and six counts of misdemeanor sexual battery. The defendant is facing a penalty of probation to four years and four months in state prison.
The defendant is currently in custody in the Orange County Jail on $250,000 bail. The defendant is scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
The defendant was responsible for supervising female jail inmates that come to participate in the Community Work Program in lieu of jail time. All inmates supervised under the defendant are considered “in custody” and must comply with the terms and regulations as set forth by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Failure to comply with the terms and regulations or failure to comply with the defendant’s directions could have sent them to prison or given them more jail time.
Between November 1, 2004 and June 30, 2005, the defendant supervised four of these female inmates. These inmates were in custody on various criminal charges. The defendant is accused of sexually abusing four of the women who worked for him. Several of the acts involved substantial sexual conduct. All four of the women came forward to report the abuse.
Deputy District Attorney John Christl of the Sexual Assaults Unit is prosecuting this case. Anyone with about this defendant should contact District Attorney Investigator Eric Wiseman at 714-347-8577.