Orange County Child Molester Offered Second Grader $10 For Silence
Jorge Hernandez: Would you believe porn made me do it?
Ten lousy bucks was all Jorge Pacheco Hernandez thought it would take to buy the silence of a seven-year-old Garden Grove girl he molested in August 2008.
But the girl refused his money and told her mother about the molestations.
Hernandez, who rented a room in the family's house, admitted when confronted by the girl's mother that he'd "touched the little girl" and made "a stupid mistake" after a pornographic magazine aroused him.
An Orange County prosecutor proved three sex crimes and Superior Court Judge Lance Jensen ordered prison as punishment in 2010.
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An unhappy Hernandez appealed his conviction by claiming that he'd been robbed of a fair trial when Jensen allowed the jury to hear the contents of the girl's original interviews with a police officer and with a county social worker.
His point: How could anyone trust the word of a second grader?
(A much better question: What kind of scumbag wants to have sex with a second grader?)
A California Court of Appeal based in Santa Ana this week determined that Jensen had properly admitted the interviews after determining that the girl's statements had been reliable.
Upshot: Hernandez, 44, will continue to serve his 15 years to life sentence at the one of California's most horrific hellholes: Corcoran State Prison, home to the likes of Phil Spector and Charlie Manson.
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