For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR EXPOSING HIMSELF NEAR HIGH SCHOOLS ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS TO YOUNG GIRLS
SANTA ANA – A man is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow for exposing himself to young girls in public on multiple occasions near two high schools. Alfredo Landaverde, 48, Costa Mesa, is charged with four misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and six misdemeanor counts of child annoyance. If convicted, Landaverde faces a maximum sentence of six years in jail and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. Landaverde is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-54, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
On four occasions between Oct. 3, 2012, and Dec. 6, 2012, Landaverde is accused of driving in a white minivan in Santa Ana near Valley High School and Godinez Fundamental High School. Between 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., the defendant is accused of approaching 10 girls in his vehicle between the ages of 14 and 17, opening the driver side door and exposing his penis while remaining inside his minivan. In some cases, the defendant is accused of smiling and masturbating to the victims.
The victims reported the incidents to school officials, who contacted the police. The Santa Ana Police Department and the Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department investigated this case.
If convicted, Landaverde’s lifetime sex offender registration will bar 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.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lee Smith at (714) 834-7538.
Deputy District Attorney Courtney Thom is prosecuting this case.