When Luis Alberto Pineda was found guilty last month of sodomy, oral sex, sexual penetration and/or attempted sex acts with 10 boys and a girl he met through coaching
soccer or teaching martial arts in North County, we noted he could get 255 years in state prison.
We undershot. An incensed Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard King, saying “Rats don't do this to their children,” sentenced the Anaheim 31-year-old today to 285 years to life in prison.
And, Pineda got an earful from two of his victims and a victim's mother, according to an Orange County District Attorney's office account on the victim impact statements delivered in the the Santa Ana courtroom:
The mother said that her son continues to suffer emotionally from the
damage Pineda caused and that Pineda betrayed her and the families of
all of his victims. The Honorable Richard King, who sentenced the
defendant to the maximum sentence, said, “Rats don't do this to their
children. Vultures don't do this to their children.”
After five boys in the North Orange County
Youth Soccer Premier League and Moo Yea Do
Martial Arts in Fullerton reported Pineda molested them, he was arrested
by Anaheim Police investigators on Aug. 5, 2010. Publicity about the
bust prompted the other victims to come forward.
deeds happened after
practices, games or while taking his players out to movies or dinner. He
sodomized and orally copulated a 14-year-old boy
outside a Fullerton business while taking him home after karate
practice. Pineda forcibly sodomized an 11-year-old boy on the way home
from soccer practice. Over a year in December 2007 and 2008, Pineda
groped a 9-year-old girl, putting his hand between her legs, down her
pants and under her shirt. He fondled and masturbated several of the
kids over and under their clothes.
The jury found him guilty of 17 felony counts of
lewd acts upon a child under 14, two felony counts each of sodomy by
force, sodomy of a person under the age of 16, oral copulation of a
minor under 16, lewd acts upon a child, one felony count each of oral
copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 years old or younger
and attempted lewd act upon a child under the age of 14 and three
misdemeanor counts of simple assault and sentencing allegations for
substantial sexual conduct with a child and committing lewd acts on