|For Immediate Release
Case # 11NF2618
May 19, 2014
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
TWO BROTHERS SENTENCED TO 50 YEARS IN PRISON FOR MOLESTING IN CONCERT AND TAKING TURNS SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 3 AND 7 YEAR OLD SISTERS
SANTA ANA – Two brothers were sentenced today to 50 years in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration for molesting two sisters, ages 3 and 7 years old, who lived in the same neighborhood. Cristobal Ortiz Rodriguez, 38, Fullerton, pleaded guilty March 17, 2014, to 11 felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 and four felony counts of continuous sexual abuse. Eduardo Ortiz Rodriguez, 36, Fullerton, pleaded guilty March 17, 2014, to 15 felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 and two felony counts of continuous sexual abuse.
In May 2010, the Rodriguez brothers lived in a converted garage in a home in Fullerton. They gained access to 7-year-old Jane Doe #1 and 3-year-old Jane Doe #2, who lived nearby.
Between May 2010 and August 2011, the defendants molested the two little girls while the defendants were together, one after the other, and on their own at separate times. The sexual conduct included touching, masturbation, digital penetration, oral copulation, and showing pornographic images to the victims.
The defendants groomed the victims and bribed them not tell anyone about the sexual assault with candy and ice cream.
Jane Doe #1 disclosed the sexual assault against her and Jane Doe #2 to a family member in late August 2011. The Fullerton Police Department investigated this case and arrested the defendants on Aug. 26, 2011.
The victims’ mother delivered an emotional impact statement to the Court today describing the traumatic pain that her daughters continue to experience and saying that no mother or child should have to endure this lifetime of pain.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Nicole Nicholson of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.