Case # 16CF2555
Date: October 6, 2016
WOMAN CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ABUSING CHILDREN BY FORCING THEM TO COMMIT LEWD ACTS ON EACH OTHER IN FRONT OF HER
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A woman has been charged with sexually abusing children by forcing them to commit lewd acts on each other in front of her. Brandi Alma Valadez, 40, was charged on Oct. 3, 2016 with two felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, two felony counts of forcible lewd acts on a child under 14, and two felony counts of child abuse, with a sentencing enhancement for multiple victims. The defendant has lived in multiple cities. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison. Valadez is being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled for a continued arraignment on Nov. 4, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
In August 2014, Valadez, who knew the victims and was in a position of trust, is accused of being aware that John Doe 1, who was under the age of 13, committed lewd acts on Jane Doe, who was under the age of seven, in her residence. The defendant is accused of forcing John Doe 2, who was under the age of 10, and Jane Doe to engage in lewd acts with each other. Valadez is also accused of sexually assaulting Jane Doe. The defendant is accused of abusing Jane Doe and John Doe 2 by willfully inflicting unjustifiable physical pain and mental suffering on the children.
The OCDA wishes to protect the identity of these victims by being purposely vague about the victim’s identities and requests the public to support this effort.
In February 2016, Jane Doe and John Doe 2 reported the assaults to a family member, who contacted the police.
The Orange Police Department, who investigated this case, arrested Valadez yesterday, Oct. 5, 2016, in Twenty nine Palms.
Deputy District Attorney Whitney Bokosky of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.