Sexual Assault Conviction for After-School Laundry Room Come-On
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SANTA ANA - A Tustin man was convicted yesterday of sexually assaulting a Tustin High School student while she was walking home. Jonathan Jimenez-Gonzalez, 19, Tustin, pleaded guilty May 10, 2010, to one felony count each of assault with intent to commit a sexual offense, attempted sexual penetration by foreign object by force, sexual battery, false imprisonment, and one misdemeanor count of indecent exposure. Jimenez-Gonzalez is expected to be sentenced to two years in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration at his sentencing on May 26, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-5, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
On Sept. 30, 2009, Jimenez-Gonzalez followed 18-year-old Jane Doe as she walked home from Tustin High School. Jimenez-Gonzalez, who is not a student at the victim's high school, asked Jane Doe if he could walk her home. After Jane Doe refused, he continued to follow and talk to the victim and lured her into a laundry room of an apartment complex on Williams Street in Tustin. Jimenez-Gonzalez sexually assaulted Jane Doe by attempting to digitally penetrate her. The defendant exposed his penis to Jane Doe by pulling down his pants. Jimenez-Gonzalez then fled the scene after someone walked into the laundry room. The victim reported the incident soon thereafter to the Tustin Police Department.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Karen Schatzle of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.