Hacienda Heights man convicted of child molestation

POMONA — A Hacienda Heights man faces up to 60 years in state prison next month when he returns to court for sentencing after being convicted Wednesday of molesting four underage female relatives over an eight-year period, authorities said.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury in Pomona deliberated for about two hours before finding Juan Hernandez, 51, guilty of one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child and four counts of committing a lewd act on a child, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s officials said in a written statement.
He is scheduled to return to court for sentencing June 26, when he could received a maximum sentence of six decades behind bars, officials said.
“The prosecutor said Hernandez sexually molested four underage family members at various times between March 1999 and July 2007,” according to the district attorney’s office statement.
“Authorities were notified about the sexual abuse and the defendant was arrested Sept. 26, 2013 and held on $4 million bail,” the statement added.
The investigation was carried out by detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau.
In addition to being held without bail pending sentencing, Hernandez was also had a hold placed on him by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, according to county booking records.

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Former South El Monte High School volunteer sentenced for inappropriate photos of student

POMONA >> An ex-South El Monte High School volunteer received a one-year jail sentence Friday for taking inappropriate pictures of a 17-year-old boy who passed out at his home during a party, authorities said.
Andres Fernandez, 31, of South El Monte pleaded no contest last month to a count of possession of matter depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s officials said.
He was sentenced Friday in Pomona Superior Court to one year in county jail and five years of formal probation, district attorney’s office spokesman Greg Risling said. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested him March 30 in connection with the Dec. 2, 2013, incident at Fernandez’s home.
Prosecutors alleged he held a party at his home which was attended by several students.
“At the gathering, a male teenager got drunk and passed out,” district attorney’s officials said in a written statement. “While the youth was unconscious, Fernandez took inappropriate pictures of the teen.”
The pictures were discovered by a coworker, who notified the school, officials said. School officials, in turn, notified sheriff’s investigators.
Fernandez, who was free on a $20,000 bond pending trial, was remanded into custody following his sentencing, according to county booking records.

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Sex offender was wearing GPS device on football field

A registered sex offender was playing football for PCC while wearing a GPS tracking device, according to a story by Jeremy Balan in the PCC Courier.

Darryl “Slurp” Stevens was kicked off the team after he was arrested on an assault charge, according to the article. Here’s a sample:

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A registered sex offender and member of PCC’s football team, was arrested Sept. 2, the first day of school, on an assault charge after a fight with a female friend.

Darryl Stephens (also known as “slurp” to friends and teammates) has been on parole since April 4, 2005, for a charge of “assault to commit a specific sex crime,” according to the California Department of Corrections. He was also wearing a GPS high-risk sex offender bracelet on his left ankle and was listed as a restrained person per a domestic violence order, according to the arrest report.

Stephens is now being held at Pitchless Detention Center in Castaic.

Photo by Daniel Lottes for PCC. 

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Caution children

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Ice cream trucks sometimes freak me out. Years ago I wrote a story about a La Puente ice cream man who was also the neighorhood molester. He got busted and we ran the story way inside for politically correct reasons.

Anyway as I was driving home Wednesday night I got behind this ice cream truck and it’s large warning that read CAUTION CHILDREN.

I was wondering about the lack of puncuation. Should it read Caution, children. Or Caution. Children.

???

 

 

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Know your neighbors Pasadena


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This clown house at 3872 East Colorado Boulevard in East Pasadena is practically next door to the place we profiled Wednesday.

Here’s the residents listed on the Megan’s Law Web-site:

 

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ROBERT ALFRED GARCIA

261(2) RAPE BY FORCE

 

 

 

 

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HENRY GARMA

261(a)(2) RAPE BY FORCE/FEAR/ETC

264.1 RAPE/ETC IN CONCERT WITH FORCE/VIOLENCE

286(d) SODOMY IN CONCERT WITH FORCE

                        288a(d) ORAL COPULATION IN CONCERT WITH FORCE/ETC

 

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ARTHUR KNOX

261(2) RAPE BY FORCE

286(d) SODOMY IN CONCERT WITH FORCE

288a(d) ORAL COPULATION IN CONCERT WITH FORCE/ETC

 

 

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ANTHONY DENNIS ORONA

288.5 CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILD

 

 

 

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ALVIN POLK

261(2) RAPE BY FORCE

286(c) SODOMY WITH PERSON UNDER 14 YEARS OR WITH FORCE

                        288a(c) ORAL COPULATION WITH PERSON UNDER 14/ETC OR BY FORCE/ETC

 

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STEVEN ROY RIVERA

288(a) LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS

 

 

 

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ASHLEY WHITLEY

288(a) LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS

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