Former councilman gets eight years in state prison

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This is out of our coverage area, but of public interest nonetheless:

Former Gardena City Councilman Oscar Medrano was sentenced to eight years in state prison to child molestation and continuous sexual abuse of a minor.

He pleaded no contest.

Medrano served on the Gardena city council from March 2003 until he resigned March 11. (Some cities lag when it comes to pulling the bios off the Web sites when council members move on from their seats, but not in Gardena’s case.)

The victim was molested on a regular basis beginning when she was nine years old. The molestation started in 1999 and continued through 2006, according to the District Attorney’s office. Read more.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Talk about coverage entirely irrelevant to the San Gabriel Valley. Are you insunuating that someone in the SGV is a child molester. Or is it you just couldn’t resist posting a “perp in hand-cuffs” photo of a city councilmen to whip up hysteria for a similar photo over here. Why don’t you go get Corona’s photo. Jenifer, I don’t know how you look at yourself in the mirror. But I guess that assumes you even have a reflection.

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  • Anonymous

    Orange looks nice.

  • Cosme J.

    he was a close personal friend of mine. we hung out alot. i think the news is treating him unfairly.

  • Francisco Magdaleno

    my friend cosme is rite. Oscar was a nice person. we are close friend and i suppor him all the way.

  • Anonymous

    Be very careful of the company you keep. You know what “they” say.