Jorge Diosdado Serafin, Youth Soccer Ref, Could Get 10 Years for Sex Assaults on 3 Boys
See the update at the end of this post on the possible prison time Serafin faces.
ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 16, 9 A.M.: A youth soccer referee pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting three boys, one of whom he met on Facebook. Jorge Diosdado Serafin, 31, reffed in Huntington Beach's Oakview Soccer League but committed the crimes in and around his Anaheim home. No boys from the league were victims.
When the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) announced the charges against Serafin in January, there were two known victims.
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In October 2012, he sent a Facebook message to a 15-year-old boy with whom he was previously acquainted, inviting him over to meet in the parking lot of Serafin's apartment complex. Twice between Nov. 1-30, 2012, Serafin forced the boy to blow him, and on one of those visits the older man orally copulated the boy.
This past Jan. 10, Serafin invited a 14-year-old boy from his neighborhood to use the computer in his apartment, where the resident touched the lad sexually.
The subsequent investigation after Serafin's arrest uncovered a third victim. Also in his apartment on Jan. 10, Serafin massaged the 10-year-old neighborhood boy's bare back with sexual intent.
Serafin is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 15.
UPDATE, OCT. 16, 3:09 P.M.: According to an OCDA conviction statement, Serafin faces up to 10 years and eight months in state prison after copping 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.
He'll also likely be ordered by the judge in Fullerton to register as a sex offender for life, prosecutors add.
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