Patricia Ann Serrano Gets 6 Years in Prison for Sex with Son's 12 y.o. Friend ... and for Forgery
A 45-year-old Fountain Valley mom was sentenced today to six years in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration for having sex with a 12-year-old boy who was her son's friend.
But wait, there's more: Patricia Ann Serrano also got two years to be served concurrently with the six years for having forged the prosecutor's name on a fake letter in an attempt to get an excused, paid day off from work.
And now the kicker: Serrano misspelled the attorney's name.
Serrano had sex with the 12-year-old boy she knew through his friendship with her son twice in October 2011, once in her home and again in a car. She also sent the lad sexual text messages.
After the boy's mother discovered Serrano was in a locked room with her son, she became suspicious and contacted the Fountain Valley Police Department, which launched an investigation that resulted in Serrano's arrest on Nov. 1, 2011.
She was out on bail and in between court hearings on Dec. 30, 2012, when she handed her employer a letter on what appeared to be Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) stationery, signed by the deputy district attorney prosecuting her case. The letter was intended to make it appear she had been in court on a day she had failed to show up at work, in hopes of receiving a paid day off.
However, the letter was a forgery, the OCDA letterhead was fake and the prosecutor's name was misspelled. Worse for Serrano, when her employer figured out the letter was phony baloney, it was forwarded to the OCDA.
And so, for the boy sex, Serrano pleaded guilty on Jan. 6 to three felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 with the sentencing enhancement for substantial sexual conduct with a child. For the attempted deception, she copped to felony forgery and misdemeanor attempted petty theft.
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