|For Immediate Release
Case # 07NF3211
May 2, 2008
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
OCDA SEEKS THE PUBLIC’S HELP IN APPREHENDING FUGITIVE SOFTBALL COACH FACING 10 YEARS FOLLOWING CONVICTION FOR MOLESTING
12-YEAR-OLD TEAM PLAYER
FULLERTON – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is asking for the public’s help in apprehending a fugitive softball coach who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on his team. A warrant for the arrest of George Quevedo Quintana, 37, Anaheim, was issued April 30, 2008 charging the defendant with violating a protective order by having phone contact with the victim several times following his conviction.
Quintana pleaded guilty to the court on April 18, 2008 to four felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 and one felony count of oral copulation of a person under 14 with a sentencing enhancement allegation for substantial sexual conduct with a child. Over the objection of the People, the defendant’s sentencing was continued by the Honorable Roger Robbins to May 19, 2008 and Quintana was released on $100,000 bail. Quintana is facing 10 years in state prison.
The People objected on the record to the delayed sentencing stating that the defendant was a flight risk looking at a lengthy prison sentence. The People also stated on the record that Quintana is a suicide risk based on his statements contained in court documents and has been seen in possession of a firearm. The people requested that the defendant immediately be taken into custody. As a result of the new case charging him with violating a protective order, Quintana’s bail was revoked and a no-bail warrant was issued at the request of the People.
Criminal Case # 07NF3211
Quintana met 12-year-old Jane Doe while volunteering as a coach for her softball team with the West Grove Girls Softball League in Garden Grove. On September 3, 2007, Quintana used his position to gain the trust of the victim and her family and picked up Jane Doe from her home to spend the day with him. He took the victim to the beach and the movies before driving her to his Anaheim home. Once at Quintana’s house, the defendant sexually assaulted the victim by kissing, digitally penetrating, and orally copulating her. The defendant then drove Jane Doe back to her house. The victim’s mother noticed that Jane Doe seemed upset, and after questioning her daughter about the afternoon, Jane Doe told her mother about the assault. Jane Doe’s mother immediately contacted the police.
Criminal Case # 08WM04290
At the time of his release by Judge Robbins, the defendant was under a protective order to not contact Jane Doe. The defendant was also ordered to turn over any firearms in his possession to the Anaheim Police Department. On April 16, 2006, between April 19 and April 23, 2008, and between April 24 and April 28, 2008, Quintana is accused of contacting Jane Doe in violation of the protective order.
Request for Public Assistance
Despite attempts to contact the defendant, Quintana’s whereabouts are unknown.