For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
MAN SENTENCED TO 120 YEARS TO LIFE IN STATE PRISON FOR MOLESTING THREE YOUNG GIRLS BETWEEN AGES 9 AND 11 DURING PLAY VISITS AT HIS HOME
SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced today to 120 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration for molesting three girls between the ages of 9 and 11 while the victims were visiting the defendant’s home. Omar Alirio Guzman, 46, Mission Viejo, was found guilty by a jury July 23, 2013, of eight felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14 with sentencing enhancement allegations for substantial sexual conduct against Jane Doe #1 and committing a sexual offense against multiple victims.
Between February 2009 and December 2010, Guzman became acquainted with 10-year-old Jane Doe #1 and 9-year-old Jane Doe #2 while they were visiting the defendant’s child relative at Guzman’s Mission Viejo home. During this time, Guzman sexually assaulted Jane Doe #1 on several occasions while at his home. On the first occasion, Guzman touched the victim’s chest and body. On other separate occasions, he touched Jane Doe #1’s chest and vagina and orally copulated her. On multiple occasions between May 2009 and December 2010, Guzman touched Jane Doe #2’s chest over her clothes.
On one occasion in August 2010, Guzman touched 11-year-old Jane Doe #3’s chest and buttocks over her clothing while the victim was staying at the defendant’s home during a sleepover.
Jane Doe #1 reported the sexual assault to her mother, who reported it to law enforcement. Guzman was also linked to the crimes against Jane Doe #2 and Jane Doe #3 based on the investigation.
During the sentencing today, the mother of Jane Doe #1 delivered a victim impact statement before the Court which said in part, “I can honestly tell you that it is the worst pain a mother can feel, seeing my daughters crying, imagining the terror when trying to escape that man… Because of this I ask he be punished for what he has done so no child can suffer and no family can feel what we have suffered.”
The People read a victim impact statement to the Court written by Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 which described the emotional trauma the defendant has left on their lives and the difficulties of moving forward after enduring the pain they have suffered.
Guzman’s lifetime sex offender registration bars 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.
Senior Deputy District