|For Immediate Release
Case # 09CF2451
October 5, 2009
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
TUSTIN MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WALKING HOME
SANTA ANA – A Tustin man was charged today with sexually assaulting a Tustin High School student while she was walking home. Jonathan Jimenez-Gonzalez, 18, Tustin, is charged with one felony count each of assault with intent to commit a sexual offense, attempted sexual penetration by foreign object by force, sexual battery, false imprisonment, and one misdemeanor count of indecent exposure. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison. Jimenez-Gonzalez is being held on $250,000 bail and is scheduled for continued arraignment on Oct. 23, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-57, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
On Sept. 30, 2009, Jimenez-Gonzalez is accused of following 18-year-old Jane Doe as she walked home from Tustin High School. Jimenez-Gonzalez, who is not a student at the victim’s high school, is accused of asking Jane Doe if he could walk her home. After Jane Doe refused, he is accused of continuing to follow and talk to the victim. He is accused of luring the victim into a laundry room of an apartment complex on Williams Street in Tustin. Jimenez-Gonzalez is accused of sexually assaulting Jane Doe by attempting to digitally penetrate her. The defendant is accused of exposing his penis to Jane Doe by pulling down his pants. He is accused of fleeing the scene after someone walked into the laundry room. The victim reported the incident soon thereafter to the Tustin Police Department.
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 Karen Schatzle of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.