|For Immediate Release
Case # 11HF1715
July 12, 2011
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
OCDA SEEKING PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT OF TWO FEMALE MINORS
*One of the incidents took place at the Grand Park in Aliso Viejo
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of man charged today with sexually assaulting two female minors, ages 6 and 8. German Bravo DeJesus, 33, Lake Forest, is charged with three felony counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor under 14 and a sentencing enhancement allegation of substantial sexual conduct with a child. If convicted on all counts, he faces a sentence ranging from a minimum of 15 years to life to a maximum of 45 years to life in state prison. The defendant is being held on $1 million bail. DeJesus is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon, July 12, 2011, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
On Jan. 17, 2009, 8-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, is accused of approaching and asking Jane Doe #1 what her name was. He is accused of then touching her vagina over her clothes and walking away. A short time later, DeJesus is accused of returning to the waiting room, approaching Jane Doe #1, and touching her vagina over her clothes and fleeing 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 is accused of approaching Jane Doe #2, who was playing with a relative just 10 feet from her father, and asking her name. He is accused of putting his hand down her pants and touching her vagina. The defendant is accused of then fleeing 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.
Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794.
Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Walker of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.