|For Immediate Release
Case # 09NF2363
September 4, 2009
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
MAN ARRAIGNED FOR ATTEMPTING TO KIDNAP, KIDNAPPING, AND/OR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING THREE GIRLS, AGES 10, 13 AND 16, BY USING HIS CARS DURING 5-MONTH PERIOD
FULLERTON – A man was arraigned today for kidnapping and/or sexually assaulting three different girls over a 5-month period by using two different cars registered to him. Alfredo Granados Canchola, 27, Artesia, is charged with seven felony counts and a sentencing enhancement for the commission of a sexual offense against more than one victim. He faces a minimum sentence of 40 years to life in prison if convicted. Canchola is being held on $1 million bail and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. in Department N-3, North Justice Center, Fullerton.
JANE DOE #1
As to Jane Doe #1, Canchola is charged with one felony count of attempting to kidnap to commit a sexual offense and one felony count of contacting a child with intent to commit a sex offense. At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2009, 10-year-old Jane Doe was helping her family clean out the garage of their home in an unincorporated area of Anaheim and went to take the trash out. As the victim rode her Razor Scooter down the driveway to the dumpsters at the rear of the complex, Canchola is accused of pulling up next to her in a 1991 burgundy Lexus sedan with the license plate number 2VCR495. He is accused of pretending to look for someone and asking Jane Doe #1 if she knew the person. When Jane Doe #1 said “no,” Canchola is accused of driving to the end of the driveway, pulling over, and parking his car.
The defendant is accused of approaching the victim on foot and attempting to talk to her. He is accused of offering Jane Doe cash to come into his car to “talk” with him. The victim rushed back to her house and told her father as Canchola fled the scene. Jane Doe’s father was able to get a description of Canchola’s car and a partial license plate number and immediately called 9-1-1.
JANE DOE #2
As to Jane Doe #2, Canchola is charged with one felony count of kidnapping to commit a sex offense and one felony count of lewd acts upon a child under age of14. At approximately at 7:45 a.m. on March 19, 2009, 13-year-old Jane was walking to school located in the city of Anaheim. The defendant is accused of asking Jane Doe repeatedly if she wanted a ride and finally convincing her to get in his car. He is accused of driving a white 1988 Toyota Camry with the license plate number 2HOU382. He is accused of driving away from the school, touching her thigh, and attempting to preventing her from getting out of the car. The victim was able to jump out of the car and reported the incident to Anaheim Police.
As to Jane Doe #3, Canchola is charged with one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object by force, one felony count of false imprisonment, and one felony count of sexual battery.