For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
LAW ENFORCEMENT SEEKING PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF NURSING HOME EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 69-YEAR-OLD DISABLED WOMAN
FULLERTON – Law enforcement is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of an assisted living and nursing home employee charged with sexually assaulting a 69-year-old disabled woman. David Moreno, 28, Riverside, is charged with one felony count each of sexual battery on an institutionalized victim and sexual penetration by foreign object of an incompetent victim. If convicted, Moreno faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration. He is out of custody on $100,000 bail and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing Jan. 10, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-3, North Justice Center, Fullerton.
Moreno was employed as a maintenance worker at Emeritus Senior Living in Yorba Linda. Between June 1, 2012, and July 24, 2012, Moreno is accused of entering the room of 69-year-old Jane Doe, a resident who was suffering from dementia, and sexually assaulting her. The defendant is accused of leaving behind physical evidence in the victim’s room. The case was reported to the Brea Police Department (BPD).
Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact BPD Detective Dave Wearp at (714) 671-4438 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Anthony Sosnowski at (714) 347-8794.
If convicted, Moreno’s lifetime sex offender registration would bar him from entering County recreational areas and City parks which have passed the Sex Offender Ordinance. Visit www.orangecountyda.com to read the prior press releases on the County’s Sex Offender Ordinance as well as the 14 other cities that have enacted the Child Safety Zone Ordinance. The Child Safety Zone Ordinance in Irvine and Fountain Valley does not apply to Moreno because this case involves an adult victim.
Deputy District Attorney Nancy Hayashida of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.