A school bus driver in Orange County has been sentenced to 151 years to life in prison for molesting and taking sexually explicit photos of three young girls. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the 54-year-old man lured the girls, including one 7-year-old, into his car with the promise of a trip to Disneyland. He was convicted of 15 felony child molestation counts, sentencing enhancements for committing lewd acts on multiple children, substantial sexual contact with a child, and kidnapping to commit a sexual offense against a child, the report stated.
Sex crimes like child molestation, especially those against young children, are vigorously prosecuted in our criminal justice system in Orange County. If convicted, those accused of child sex abuse may face spending the rest of their lives in prison. In this case, the judge said he issued the maximum allowable sentence because, as a school bus driver, this man was a “predator” who took advantage of his position of trust to exploit and molest these young, vulnerable victims.
If you have been accused of a sex crime against a child, please contact the skilled and experienced Orange County sex crime defense attorneys at Sitkoff & Hanrahan for a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation. Our Southern California criminal defense law firm has more than 60 years of criminal prosecution, investigation, judicial and defense trial experience. Our aggressive team will provide the highest level of criminal defense representation in your Orange County sex crime case. Call 866-430-8383 today.