For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
YOUTH SOCCER REFEREE SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR ORAL COPULATION WITH UNDERAGE TEENAGE BOY AND LEWD ACTS ON TWO ADDITIONAL BOYS
FULLERTON – A youth soccer referee was sentenced today to five years in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration for engaging in oral copulation with a teenage boy and molesting two additional boys. Jorge Diosdado Serafin, 31, Anaheim, pleaded guilty Oct. 15, 2013, to three felony counts of oral copulation of a minor under 16 years old, one felony count of lewd act on a child, and one felony count of lewd act on a child under 14 years old.
At the time of the crimes, Serafin was a referee for Oakview Soccer League in Huntington Beach.
In October 2012, Serafin communicated 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, Serafin invited John Doe #1 to meet him in the parking lot of the defendant’s apartment complex. While there, Serafin orally copulated John Doe #1 on one occasion and was orally copulated by John Doe #1 on two occasions.
On Jan. 10, 2013, Serafin invited 14-year-old John Doe #2, who lived in the neighborhood, to use the computer in his apartment. While in the apartment, the defendant sexually touched the victim. Later in the day, Serafin massaged 10-year-old John Doe #3’s bare back with sexual intent while the victim, who also lived in the neighborhood, was inside Serafin’s apartment.
At the sentencing today, John Doe #1, his mother, step-father, and brother gave victim impact statements to the court. John Doe #1 said, “[This crime] will affect me for rest of my life. I will always know in the back of my head what occurred during those incidents and for what reason. But there is one thing I do know, what happened that day was not my fault.”
Serafin’s lifetime sex offender registration bars 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.
Deputy District Attorney Nancy Hayashida of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.