Those loud screams of joy you might have heard this week from inside a cell at California State Prison at Lancaster belonged Orange County's Jorge Cruz Adan Flores, a disgusting child molester.
In 2006, Flores sodomized and orally copulated a child under the age of 10.
He denied the charges, but following the work of the Orange County District Attorney's Office a 2009 jury found him guilty of three felony sex crimes.
In 2011, Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly sentenced Flores to a term of 40 years to life.
Unhappy, the molester appealed the convictions.
But justices William Rylaarsdam, Richard Aronson and Raymond Ikola
did agree with the child molester's stance that he'd wrongly been
convicted of the third, overlapping count: committing continual sexual
abuse on a kid.
The court reversed that conviction, which must
have delighted Flores until he remembered that Judge Kelly had stayed
any punishment on that count.
Upshot: Despite the victory, the 31-year-old man will continue to serve his full 40 years to life prison sentence.
R. Scott Moxley’s award-winning investigative journalism has touched nerves for two decades. An angry congressman threatened to break Moxley’s knee caps. A dirty sheriff promised his critical reporting was irrelevant and then landed in prison. The U.S. House of Representatives debated his work. Federal prosecutors credited his stories for the arrest of a doctor who sold fake medicine to dying patients. Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing Southern California law enforcement corruption.