UPDATE, JULY 12, 4:54 P.M.: Orange County sheriff's deputies arrested German Bravo DeJesus Friday night for allegedly fondling a 6-year-old girl in an Aliso Viejo park, but the charges brought at arraignment today added a second victim: an 8-year-old girl.
And the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) is
reaching out to the public in search of other possible victims of the 33-year-old Aliso Viejo resident.
Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a
victim of the suspect is encouraged to call Supervising District Attorney
Investigator Lou Gutierrez at 714.347.8794.
Meanwhile, DeJesus was to be arraigned in Santa Ana this afternoon on three felony
counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor under 14 and a sentencing
enhancement allegation of substantial sexual conduct with a child.
convicted on all counts, he faces a sentence ranging from a minimum of
15 years to life to a maximum of 45 years to life in state prison. Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Walker of the Sexual Assault Unit was seeking $1 million bail.
Here is how the OCDA lays out the case:
On Jan. 17, 2009, 8-year-old Jane Doe #1 went to Palm Terrace Healthcare
and Rehabilitation Center in Laguna Woods to visit a family member. She
was in the waiting room with another relative close to her age.
DeJesus, who worked at the facility, is accused of approaching and
asking Jane Doe #1 what her name was. He is accused of then touching her
vagina over her clothes and walking away. A short time later, DeJesus
is accused of returning to the waiting room, approaching Jane Doe #1,
and touching her vagina over her clothes and fleeing the scene.
On the night of July 8, 2011, 6-year-old Jane Doe #2 was at the Grand
Park in Aliso Viejo for a movie night. DeJesus is accused of approaching
Jane Doe #2, who was playing with a relative just 10 feet from her
father, and asking her name. He is accused of putting his hand down her
pants and touching her vagina. The defendant is accused of then fleeing
the scene. Jane Doe #2 immediately told her father and the police were
contacted. Shortly thereafter, an Orange County Sheriff's deputy
arrested DeJesus on his bike riding away from the park.
ORIGINAL POST, JULY 12, 7:08 A.M.: A family with a 6-year-old girl was enjoying movie night at Grand Park
Lake Forest Aliso Viejo Friday night when the girl was fondled by a man who later
rode off on a bicycle.
Orange County sheriff's deputies later apprehended German DeJesus,
Lake Forest Aliso Viejo, in the area and brought him before the girl and her
mother, who both are said to have positively identified him as the
DeJesus is scheduled to be arraigned today on child molestation charges. He has no prior sex-crime arrests or related history, according to authorities.