County prosecutors and Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators have tied Omar Alirio Guzman to three molestations of little girls, but there are fears the 43-year-old Mission Viejo housecleaner preyed on other young victims as well.
He is scheduled to be arraigned this morning at the Central Jail in Santa Ana.
The pending cases are for crimes that happened in 1995 (to the 5-year-old daughter of someone Guzman worked for) and 2009-2010 (to the 9- and 10-year-old girls of an acquaintance of Guzman's). The charges against him could fetch a maximum sentence of 135 years in state prison.
But this sentence from the Orange County District Attorney's Office statement on Guzman's arraignment is key:
“Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact OCSD Investigator Margie Sheehan at (714) 647-4067 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Randy Litwin at (714) 347-8794.”
The full statement follows:
December 17, 2010
HOUSECLEANER TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR MOLESTING THREE YOUNG GIRLS BETWEEN AGES 5 AND 10 IN 1995 AND 2010
*Law enforcement is seeking the public's help in identifying potential additional victims
SANTA ANA – Law enforcement is seeking the public's help in identifying potential additional victims of a housecleaner who is charged with molesting a 5-year-old girl in 1995 and 9- and 10-year-old girls in 2009 and 2010. Omar Alirio Guzman, 43, Mission Viejo, is charged with five felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 against Jane Doe #1, two felony counts each of lewd acts on a child under 14 against Jane Doe #2 and Jane Doe #3, and one felony count of aggravated sexual assault on a child under 14. Guzman is also charged with sentencing enhancement allegations for substantial sexual conduct against Jane Doe #1 and committing a sexual offense against multiple victims. If convicted, he faces a minimum sentence of 15 years to life and a maximum sentence of 135 years to life in state prison. Guzman is being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled to be arraigned December 20, 2010, at 10: 00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
In 1995, Guzman is accused of meeting 5-year-old Jane Doe #3 while working as a housecleaner in her Dove Canyon home. The defendant is accused of sexually assaulting Jane Doe #3 on multiple occasions while working in the victim's home. The defendant is accused of orally copulating the victim and forcing her to touch his penis. The victim reported the crime to her mother, who reported it to police. The Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) investigated the case.
Between February 2009 and December 2010, Guzman is accused of becoming acquainted with 10-year-old Jane Doe #1 and 9-year-old Jane Doe #2 while they were visiting the defendant's relative at his Mission Viejo home. During this time, Guzman is accused of sexually assaulting Jane Doe #1 on several occasions while at his home. On one of the occasions, the defendant is accused of touching the victim's chest and body. On the other occasions, he is accused of touching Jane Doe #1's chest and vagina and orally copulating her. On multiple occasions between May 2009 and December 2010, Guzman is accused touching Jane Doe #2's chest over her clothes.
Jane Doe #1 reported the sexual assault to her mother, who reported it to police. Upon further investigation, Guzman was also linked to the crimes against the other two victims. The 1995 case for Jane Doe #3 was first presented to the Orange County District Attorney's Office when the 2010 investigation was presented for filing. Jane Doe #3 does not know Jane Does #1 and #2.
Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact OCSD Investigator Margie Sheehan at (714) 647-4067 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Randy Litwin at (714) 347-8794.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Tony Ferrentino of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.