[UPDATED with More Serious Charges:] Jorge Diosdado Serafin, Youth Soccer Ref, Allegedly Molested 2 Boys and Forcibly Raped a Third
See the update at the end of this post with the DA revealing there is a third victim and filing serious charges that could put the defendant away for life with a conviction.
ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 14, 3:46 P.M.: Wonder which Mexican state is dear to Jorge Serafin's heart?
Also wonder how folks there would treat him if he'd done what he's accused of doing in unincorporated Anaheim: molesting two boys under age 16 over the past two months.
Huntington Beach soccer moms take notice: the 30-year-old is a youth ref for a Surf City league.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department cautions no victims have been known to be players from the Oakview Soccer League (yet). The alleged victims were molested near their homes in unincorporated Anaheim, deputies said.
Serafin is charged with two counts of child molestation, but due to the possibility of there being other victims (and resulting charges), anyone who believes they have been victimized is asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Special Victims Detail at 714.647.7000 or the Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.
UPDATE, JAN. 15, 4:49 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA), in announcing the charges against Jorge Diosdado Serafin, reveals there is a third victim and more serious charges against the 30-year-old youth soccer ref that could put him away for life with a conviction.
The OCDA adds Serafin could also be forced to register as a sex offender for life, although if he's in state prison for the rest of his days he'd at least be in a lot of the same company.
Here are the specifics prosecutors lay out in warranting the more serious counts:
In October 2012, Serafin is accused of communicating with 15-year-old John Doe #1, with whom he was previously acquainted, on Facebook. On two occasions, between Nov. 1, 2012, and Nov. 30, 2012, the defendant is accused of inviting John Doe #1 to meet him in the parking lot of the defendant's apartment complex. Serafin is accused of forcing John Doe #1 to orally copulate the defendant. While there, the defendant is accused of orally copulating John Doe #1 on one occasion.
On Jan. 10, 2013, Serafin is accused of inviting 14-year-old John Doe #2, who lived in the neighborhood, to use the computer in the defendant's apartment. While in the apartment, the defendant is accused of sexually touching the victim. Later in the day, the defendant is accused of massaging 10-year-old John Doe #3's bare back with sexual intent while the victim, who also lived in the neighborhood, was in the defendant's apartment.
Serafin is now charged with three felony counts of forcible oral copulation on a minor 14 years of age and older, one felony count of lewd act on a child, and one felony count of lewd act on a child under 14 with a sentencing enhancement allegation for sex crimes against more than one victim.
Held on $1 million bail, Serafin has a continued arraignment hearing scheduled Feb. 1 in Santa Ana.
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