Joe Alvarado Molested 10-Year-Old Stepdaughter But Claims He Has Boundaries

In the appeal of his convictions, Joe Alvarado of Fullerton didn't contest that he'd raped, sodomized and used his 10-year-old stepdaughter as his sexual servant for nearly two years.

But Alvarado wants everyone to know he would never use pornography to muddy a little girl's mind.

In 2010, an Orange County jury accept a prosecutor's argument otherwise and convicted him on numerous sex crimes, including supplying porno to a minor.

Superior Court Judge Gregg L. Prickett then announced a prison sentence of 388 months plus a substantial bonus. When he's done serving those 32 years, he'll have to serve another 60 years.

Translation: He will be 132 years old when he gets his first chance to return to society.

This week, a California Court of Appeal based in Santa Ana considered Alvarado's complaint about the pornography conviction: the porn was for him, not the girl.

The appellate justice weren't convinced.

"Clearly, Alvarado forced himself on [the girl] and watched pornography while having sexual intercourse with her to gratify his own sexual desires," Justice Richard Fybel wrote in a 7-page opinion. "Was Alvarado's intent also to entice her? . . . We conclude that from the evidence, a reasonable jury could draw the inference Alvarado showed the pornography to the victim with the intent to seduce her."

Alvarado didn't protest any other count.

Case closed.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly


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