Hey, Girls: Did Your Driving Instructor Creep You Out?

Hey, Girls: Did Your Driving Instructor Creep You Out?

The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) is seeking potential other victims of a driving instructor who is accused of making inappropriate sexual comments to two underage girls.

Gholamreza Namdari, 55, of Foothill Ranch, was charged last week with two misdemeanor counts of child annoyance. If convicted, Namdari could get up to two years in jail.

According to the OCDA:

* On the afternoon of July 23, 2009, a 16-year-old girl arrived at her driving school in Laguna Hills to take lessons from Namdari, who during the exercise allegedly made several inappropriate statements to the girl about her appearance.

* That same afternoon, Namdari is accused of taking pictures of himself and a 15-year-old girl while she was driving as part of her lesson. He is also accused of making inappropriate statements about the second girl's appearance.

* On July 26, 2009, during the 15-year-old's second lesson, Namdari is accused of asking inappropriate sexual questions to her. He allegedly instructed her to drive to his house and asked if she wanted to go inside. The girl later told her mother what had happened, and the incidents were reported to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

* On the afternoon of July 27, 2009, during a driving lesson with the first girl, the 16-year-old, Namdari allegedly asked her sexual questions after they arrived at the Department of Motor Vehicles office on Moulton Parkway in Irvine Laguna Hills. He is accused of instructing her on where to drive and asking her to park the car in front of his house. He also allegedly asked her if she wanted to go inside his home and, after she refused and drove away, touched her leg.

* On Aug. 5, 2009, Namdari is accused of leaving the 16-year-old two messages with inappropriate sexual comments on her cellular phone. Five days later, she reported the incidents to the Irvine Police Department.

Why did she wait five days? Who knows? But if you think you have been the victim of this alleged train wreck, or know someone else who has been, call Supervising District Attorney Investigator Carl Waddell at (714) 834-7538.


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