Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Laguna Woods Rehab Center Worker Charged with Sexual Assault on Minors

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OCDA seeks public's help in identifying potential additional victims

Laguna Woods, CA -  German  DeJesus was charged today  with sexually assaulting two female minors, ages 6 and 8, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA).  DeJesus, 33, Aliso Viejo, is charged with 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. If 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. The defendant is being held on $1 million bail.

The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) is seeking the public's help identifying potential additional victims.

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 inappropriate contact with Jane Doe #1 and walking away.  A short time later, DeJesus is accused of returning to the waiting room, approaching Jane Doe #1,  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 inappropriate contact with the victim.. 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.

Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794.

Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Walker of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

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