YOUTH COUNSELOR CHARGED WITH MOLESTING 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL AT YMCA IN RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

OCDASeal

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
Case # 07SF0730

July 11, 2007

Contact:

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486

YOUTH COUNSELOR CHARGED WITH
MOLESTING 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL
AT YMCA IN RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

LAGUNA NIGUEL – A counselor for the YMCA has been charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl during program hours on-site at a Rancho Santa Margarita YMCA facility. John Brandon Mohler, 34, Lake Forest, is charged with lewd acts on a child under 14 and faces a maximum sentence of eight years in prison if convicted. He is being held on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. in Department S-2, Harbor Justice Center, Laguna Niguel.

 

Between March 1, 2007 and March 31, 2007, Mohler is accused of molesting Jane Doe during program hours while working at the YMCA in Rancho Santa Margarita at 22232 El Paseo.  He is accused of putting his hand underneath and up the shirt of the 10-year-old victim. He is also accused of grabbing her buttocks.

 

Anyone with additional information or who believes their child may have been a victim is encouraged to call Supervising District Attorney Investigator Craig Kelsey at
(714) 347-8794.

 

Deputy District Attorney Lynda Fernandez of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

 

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