|For Immediate Release
Case # 10CF3232
December 2, 2010
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
OCSD DEPUTY TO BE ARRAIGNED ON CHARGE
OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TEENAGE GIRL
WHILE ON DUTY
SANTA ANA – An Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) deputy will be arraigned today on a charge of sexually assaulting a teenage girl while on duty. Scott Cole, 41, Hesperia, was charged today with one felony count of sexual penetration by a foreign object of a minor. If convicted, Cole faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison. The People will be seeking the defendant be required to register as a lifetime sexual offender. The defendant is being held on $20,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned today, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
On June 23, 2010, Cole is accused of being on duty and responding to a call from a home located in an unincorporated area of Tustin. The mother of 17-year-old Jane Doe had called OCSD reporting that her jewelry was stolen. Cole is accused of entering the home and talking to the mother, Jane Doe, and Jane Doe’s sister in the living room. He is accused of entering Jane Doe’s bedroom and telling the victim to take off some of her clothes and then leaving her bedroom. After talking to the mother and sister in the living room again, he is accused of going back to Jane Doe’s room and closing the door. Cole is accused of digitally penetrating Jane Doe. Once Cole left the residence, the victim immediately disclosed the sexual assault to her mother.
OCSD began the initial investigation after being contacted by the victim’s mother to report the crime. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office assisted in the subsequent investigation. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Randy Litwin at (714) 347-8794.
Deputy District Attorney Robert Mestman of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.