Case # 15HF1044
Date: November 9, 2017
MAN SENTENCED TO 70 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONTINUOUSLY SEXUALLY ABUSING FOUR BOYS UNDER 14 YEARS OLD
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced to 70 years in state prison today for continuously sexually abusing four boys under 14 years old.
|Uriel Ruiz Ricardez, 26, San Clemente||
Circumstances of the Case
- At the time of the crime, Ricardez was an acquaintance of the victims’ families.
- Between August 2014 and September 2015, Ricardez committed lewd acts upon four boys under 14 years old on several occasions.
- 13-year-old John Doe 1 and 12-year-old John Doe 2’s parents reported the crime to OCSD, who investigated this case and arrested the defendant on Sept. 10, 2015.
- 11-year-old victims John Doe 3 and John Doe 4 were identified during the investigation following Ricardez’s arrest.
Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Courtney Thom, Sexual Assault Unit