|For Immediate Release
Case # 06CF1139
January 9, 2009
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
MAN LINKED THROUGH DNA FACES TRIAL FOR THREATENING TO KILL AND SEXUALLY
ASSAULTING TWO GIRLS AT SLEEPOVER
WESTMINSTER – An Oregon man linked through DNA faces trial Monday for sexually assaulting two girls during a sleepover. Trevor Jordan Shaw, 39, Roseburg, OR, is charged with felonies for two counts of sexual penetration by foreign object, two counts of criminal threats, dissuading a witness by force, and first degree residential burglary. He faces sentencing enhancement allegations for sexual crimes against multiple victims, sexual crimes during the commission of residential burglary, non-accomplice present during a residential burglary, and for having three felony convictions in Oregon for residential burglary and attempted sexual abuse in 2003. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. in Department W-18, West Justice Center, Westminster.
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 did 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 firearm 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, digitally penetrating the victims, 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 received 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.
Deputy District Attorney Robert Mestman of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.