|For Immediate Release
Case # 11HF1715 June 28, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF SIX AND SEVEN-YEAR-OLD GIRLS AT PARK AND HEALTHCARE CENTER
*When the sexual assaults took place, the victims were near adult relatives
SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced today to 15 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration for sexually assaulting a six and seven-year-old girl at an Aliso Viejo park and healthcare center. German Bravo DeJesus, 34, Lake Forest, was found guilty by a jury May 15, 2013, of three felony counts of lewd acts with a minor under 14 and sentencing enhancement allegations for multiple victims and substantial sexual conduct with a child.
On Jan. 17, 2009, 7-year-old Jane Doe #1 went to Palm Terrace Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Laguna Woods to visit a family member. She was in the waiting room with another relative close to her age. DeJesus, who worked at the facility, approached and asked Jane Doe #1 her name. He then touched her vagina over her clothes and walked away. A short time later, DeJesus returned to the waiting room, approached Jane Doe #1, and again touched her vagina over her clothes and fled the scene.
On the night of July 8, 2011, 6-year-old Jane Doe #2 was at the Grand Park in Aliso Viejo for a movie night. DeJesus approached Jane Doe #2, who was playing with a relative just 10 feet from her father, and asked her name. He put his hand down her pants and touched her vagina. DeJesus then fled from the scene. Jane Doe #2 immediately told her father and the police were contacted. Shortly thereafter, an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy arrested DeJesus on his bike riding away from the park.
DeJesus’ 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 Attorney Jennifer Walker of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.