For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
MAN PREVIOUSLY CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT OF TEEN RELATIVE FACES NEW CHARGES FOR SOLICITING HER KIDNAPPING TO PREVENT HER FROM TESTIFYING
SANTA ANA – A man has been charged with soliciting the kidnap of his teenage female relative, whom he was previously charged with sexually assaulting, to prevent her from testifying against him at trial. Jesus Acosta-Inchaorrondo, 58, Laguna Hills, was charged today with one felony count each of solicitation to commit kidnap, attempted kidnapping, dissuading a witness by force or threat, and one misdemeanor count of violating a protective order, with a sentencing enhancement for crime-bail-crime. Acosta-Inchaorrondo is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon, Oct. 26, 2012, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail Santa Ana.
Following an investigation by the Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD), Acosta-Inchaorrondo was originally charged by the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) on Aug. 27, 2012, with one felony count each of forcible rape, sodomy by force, criminal threats, and incest. On Sept. 7, 2012, Acosta-Inchaorrondo was released from custody after posting $100,000 bail using funds raised by his church congregation at Iglesia Cristo Rompe Las Cadenas de OC. Acosta-Inchaorrondo’s maximum sentence if convicted on all charges is 29 years and eight months in state prison.
In late October 2012, Acosta-Inchaorrondo is accused of soliciting a man to kidnap Jane Doe and take her to Mexico to prevent her from testifying against him in the sexual assault case. The man told the defendant that he would consider it.
Instead, on Oct. 24, 2012, the man contacted CMPD to report the kidnapping plot. A meeting was arranged between the defendant and an undercover CMPD detective for that day. Believing the undercover detective could facilitate the kidnapping, Acosta-Inchaorrondo is accused of negotiating a price and outlining a plan for Jane Doe to be taken to Mexico and left on the street with a warning not to return. The defendant is accused of providing a description of Jane Doe with details about how to recognize her, where goes to school, and the best place to kidnap her.
Acosta-Inchaorrondo was arrested by additional CMPD officers, who had been observing the meeting from a distance, as he prepared to leave. Jane Doe, her family, and the administrators and resource officers at her school have been notified and are working with law enforcement to ensure her safety.
Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact CMPD Detectives Michelle Bradbury at (714) 754-5120 or Sergeant Ed Everett (714) 754-5395 or Supervising OCDA Investigator Lou Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Nicole Nicholson of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.