Richard Alan Chaney has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for sexually assaulting 14- and 17-year-old girls he met on MySpace and Stickam.com. The 25-year-old Costa Mesa resident pleaded guilty to oral copulation
of a minor under 16, contacting a child with the intent to distribute
pornography to a minor, oral copulation of an
unconscious person and sexual penetration by
foreign object of an unconscious victim (also known as “The Haidl Maneuver“).
Needless to say, Chaney must also register as a sex offender.
Between May 1 and July 31, 2008, Chaney communicated with
a 14-year-old Texas girl via the webcam-based
Internet site Stickam.com, where they engaged in sexually explicit
conversations and mutual exhibitionism and masturbation. He met her face-to-face on June 30, 2008, while she was in California visiting family. Chaney picked her up at 4 a.m. after she sneaked
out of the house, and they went on to engage in oral copulation in his
The girl's mother called the multi-agency Orange County
Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team investigators on June 2,
2009, to report that her daughter her been sexually assaulted by Chaney. During a search of his home three days later, OC SAFE Team
investigators discovered several home-made videos and webcam images
depicting Chaney performing sex acts on and with the 14-year-old and
the 17-year-old victim.
Subsequent investigation revealed the older teen's identity, that she met Chaney via MySpace and Stickam.com and that he videotaped himself engaging in
oral copulation and digital penetration with her while she was
Besides the OC SAFE Team, the case was probed by the Orange
County District Attorney's Office and United States Attorney's
Office. Deputy District Attorney Drew Haughton of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.