OC Pedophile Wants to Change His Guilty Plea

Juarez: Can I use a lifeline?
Juarez: Can I use a lifeline?

Orange County's Javier Juarez is a sick pedophile who repeatedly molested a child under the age of 14 during a four-year period and pleaded guilty in 2011 for his crimes.

But after willingly signing the plea for Superior Court Judge James Edward Rogan, Juarez changed his mind and sought to rescind it through an appeal.

Faced with Juarez's admission to despicable, forcible acts and no substantive argument for an appeal other than his whim, a California Court of Appeal in Santa Ana had no choice in its ruling.

Last week, a three-justice panel headed by Judge William Bedsworth issued the court's least-taxing opinion.

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Upshot: This pedophile will continue to serve his 18-year prison sentence.

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