|For Immediate Release
Case # 13NF0202
January 15, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
YOUTH SOCCER REFEREE CHARGED WITH FORCIBLE SEX ACTS ON TEENAGE BOY AND MOLESTING TWO ADDITIONAL BOYS
SANTA ANA – A youth soccer referee was charged today with committing forcible sex acts on a teenage boy and molesting two additional boys. Jorge Diosdado Serafin, 30, Anaheim, is charged with three felony counts of forcible oral copulation on a minor 14 years of age and older, one felony count of lewd act on a child, and one felony count of lewd act on a child under 14 with a sentencing enhancement allegation for sex crimes against more than one victim. If convicted, Serafin faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. Serafin is being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled for continued arraignment, Feb. 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
At the time of the crimes, the defendant was a referee for Oakview Soccer League in Huntington Beach.
In October 2012, Serafin is accused of communicating with 15-year-old John Doe #1, with whom he was previously acquainted, on Facebook. On two occasions, between Nov. 1, 2012, and Nov. 30, 2012, the defendant is accused of inviting John Doe #1 to meet him in the parking lot of the defendant’s apartment complex. Serafin is accused of forcing John Doe #1 to orally copulate the defendant. While there, the defendant is accused of orally copulating John Doe #1 on one occasion.
On Jan. 10, 2013, Serafin is accused of inviting 14-year-old John Doe #2, who lived in the neighborhood, to use the computer in the defendant’s apartment. While in the apartment, the defendant is accused of sexually touching the victim. Later in the day, the defendant is accused of massaging 10-year-old John Doe #3’s bare back with sexual intent while the victim, who also lived in the neighborhood, was in the defendant’s apartment.
If convicted, Serafin’s lifetime sex offender registration would bar him from entering County recreational areas and City parks which have passed the Sex Offender Ordinance. Visit www.orangecountyda.com to read the prior press releases on the County’s Sex Offender Ordinance as well as the 14 other cities that have enacted the Child Safety Zone Ordinance.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Anthony Sosnowski at (714) 347-8794.
Deputy District Attorney Nancy Hayashida of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.