|For Immediate Release
Case # 06CF1139 March 21, 2008
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
MAN FACES CHARGES OF THREATENING TO KILL AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO GIRLS AT SLEEPOVER AFTER BEING LINKED THROUGH DNA
SANTA ANA – An Oregon man linked through DNA was held to answer today after a preliminary hearing on charges of sexually assaulting two girls during a sleepover after approaching their bedroom window and threatening to kill them with a firearm. Trevor Jordan Shaw, 39, Roseburg, OR, is charged with felonies for two counts of sexual penetration by foreign object, three counts of lewd acts on a child, two counts of criminal threats, and first degree residential burglary. He faces sentencing enhancement allegations for forcible lewd acts, lewd acts on multiple children, lewd act committed during residential burglary, non-accomplice present during a residential burglary, and for having two felony convictions in Oregon for residential burglary and attempted sexual abuse in 2003. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. Shaw is being held on $1 million bail and will be arraigned on the information Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-4, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on March 29, 2001, 14-year-old Jane Doe #1 and 15-year-old Jane Doe #2 were having a sleepover at Jane Doe #2’s home. The victims do not know Shaw. The defendant is accused of approaching the home and waking the victims from outside the bedroom window. Shaw is accused of telling the victims that he had a gun and would “blow their heads off” if they tried to call for help or failed to follow his instructions. The defendant is accused of ordering the terrified girls to take off their clothes and stand by the window, fondling their breasts and digitally penetrating them, and ejaculating. As the defendant fled the scene, he is accused of warning the victims not to call the police. The two victims followed his instructions out of fear. They later dialed 9-1-1 at approximately 4:00 a.m. after hearing noises outside and fearing that the defendant had come back.
Shaw was not located, but responding officers collected semen from the scene and entered it into a DNA database. In 2006, Shaw was linked to the crime after his DNA got a cold hit from a 2003 Oregon case with similar circumstances. The defendant was convicted of the crimes in Oregon and later brought back to Orange County.
Shaw is suspected of having committed similar crimes against dozens of victims. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Craig Kelsey at (714) 347-8794.
This case was investigated by the Orange Police Department. Deputy District Attorney Robert Mestman of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.