|For Immediate Release
Case # 13HF3224
October 28, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
WHO: Benjamin Avila, 27, and Jose Luis Gonzalez, 61, Anaheim
WHAT: Are accused of committing lewd acts with a minor. Avila is charged with eight felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child under 14 with a sentencing enhancement for substantial sexual conduct with a child.
Gonzalez is charged with 12 felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child under 14 with sentencing enhancements for substantial sexual conduct with a child and committing lewd acts against multiple victims.
The People will be requesting bail for Avila be set at $100,000 and Gonzalez’s bail be set at $1 million at their arraignment. If convicted, Avila faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in state prison and Gonzalez faces a maximum sentence of 180 years to life in state prison. Both defendants also face mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.
WHEN: Today, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. The time is to be determined.
WHERE: Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana
Deputy District Attorney Dominic Bello of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.