[UPDATED] Jose Guadalupe Jimenez, Known as 'El Tin Larin' the Clown, Held in Rape of 12-Year-Old Girl While in Get-Up

jose-guadalupe-jimenez-el-tin-larin.jpg
Jimenez as "El Tin Larin"
UPDATE, MARCH 28, 5:32 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's Office has made another plea asking possible victims of Jose Guadalupe Jimenez, the professional clown who performs as "El Tin Larin," to come forward.

The difference this time is the plea is being made in Spanish, since the clown performed mostly in Spanish-speaking communities.

The latest OCDA statement, en espanol, follows after the jump . . 
.

28 de marzo, 2011

LA FISCALÍA ACUSA A UN PAYASO PROFESIONAL POR VIOLAR A NIÑA DE 12 AÑOS DE EDAD EN 2002
*La Fiscalía está pidiendo la ayuda del público para identificar víctimas adicionales

SANTA ANA - El Fiscal del Condado de Orange acusó a un payaso profesional el viernes y hoy con nuevo cargos por violar a una niña de 12 años de edad en el 2002. Jose Guadalupe Jimenez, de 41 años de edad, de la ciudad de Anaheim, es acusado de dos cargos de delito mayor por actos inapropiados contra una menor de 14 años de edad, un delito mayor por asalto sexual calificado de una menor, y un delito mayor por un acto inapropiado forzado contra una menor de 14 años de edad. Él enfrentará una sentencia máxima de 25 años hasta cadena perpetua en prisión estatal si es condenado de todos los cargos.  Jimenez fue arrestado por el Departamento de Policía de Fullerton el viernes, 25 de marzo del 2011, y está detenido bajo fianza de $1 millón. Él se presento en corte hoy y regresara para ser instruido de los cargos ante el juez el 22 de abril, 2011, en el departamento CJ-1, en la Cárcel Central de Santa Ana.

Jimenez trabajaba como un payaso que se llamaba "El Tin Marín," cual le dio acceso regular a menores de edad.

Durante la noche del 19 de enero del 2002, Jimenez, disfrazado como payaso, es acusado de acercarse a la víctima de 12 años de edad afuera del Taco Bell ubicado en las avenidas Lemon y Commenwealth en la ciudad de Fullerton. Él es acusado de jalar y meter a la víctima por las muñecas dentro su vehículo, y de conducirla a un lugar cerca la secundaria Ladera Vista. Él es acusado de violar a la niña dentro su carro. De ahí, Jimenez es acusado de conducir con la víctima hacia un hotel en Fullerton. Cuando Jimenez se estacionó, la víctima se escapó y corrió a una tienda para buscar ayuda. Se contactó a la Policía de Fullerton, quienes registraron la ADN de Jimenez en el banco ADN local y nacional.

Jimenez tiene otro caso pendiente por daño corporal a un menor en Noviembre del 2010, y será procesado por la Oficina del Abogado de la Ciudad de Anaheim. Para este caso, se registro la ADN del acusado y en Febrero del 2011, el Departamento de Servicios Científicos Forense del Alguacil del Condado de Orange (Orange County Sheriff Forensic Science Services) conecto Jimenez al caso del 2002.

La investigación sigue. Se solicita a todas las personas que se consideren ser víctimas a que se comuniquen con el Supervisor Investigador de la Fiscalía, Lou Gutierrez, al número (714) 347-8794.

El caso será procesado por la fiscal asistente Katherine David de la Unidad de Asalto Sexual.

UPDATE, MARCH 28, 10:19 A.M.: Ten minutes before the 10 a.m. scheduled arraignment of Jose Guadalupe Jimenez, the Orange County district attorney's office (OCDA) announced the filing of additional charges against the professional clown who performs as "El Tin Larin."

In addition to
two felony counts of lewd acts upon a child younger than 14, the 41-year-old Anaheim resident now faces felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and forcible lewd act on a child younger than 14 in the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Fullerton in 2002. The maximum sentence that can be imposed on Jimenez if convicted has also been increased to 25 years to life in state prison.

Meanwhile, the OCDA is searching for more possible victims.

The clown is currently being held on $1 million bail.

UPDATE, MARCH 28, 8:34 A.M.: The Orange County district attorney's office (OCDA) has announced the charges against Jose Guadalupe Jimenez, the 41-year-old accused of kidnapping and raping a 12-year-old girl in Fullerton nine years ago.

Jimenez, a professional clown who performs as "El Tin Larin," is shown in character at right. He allegedly wore his clown get-up while snatching and attacking his young victim. He faces two felony counts and could get up to 10 years in state prison if convicted.

The OCDA statement on Jimenez's arraignment this morning follows:

March 25, 2011

PROFESSIONAL CLOWN CHARGED WITH COLD CASE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN 2002
*Orange County District Attorney is seeking the public's help identifying potential additional victims

SANTA ANA - The Orange County District Attorney's Office is seeking the public's help identifying potential additional victims of a professional clown charged yesterday with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 2002. Jose Guadalupe Jimenez, 41, Anaheim, is charged with two felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14 and faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison if convicted. Jimenez was arrested today by the Fullerton Police Department and is being held on $1 million bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, March 28, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.

Jimenez is a professional clown who goes by the name of "El Tin Marin," an occupation which has allowed him access to children.

On the night of Jan. 19, 2002, Jimenez, dressed as a clown, is accused of approaching Jane Doe outside of the Taco Bell on Lemon Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue in Fullerton. The defendant is accused of later committing lewd acts on Jane Doe near Ladera Vista Junior High School. The victim was able to escape for help. Fullerton Police were contacted and a DNA sample was collected and entered into the local and National DNA banks. The investigation into the facts of this case is ongoing.

Jimenez has an open case for corporal injury on a child from November 2010 and is being prosecuted by the Anaheim City Attorney's Office. The defendant's DNA was taken for this case and in February 2011, the Orange County Sheriff Forensic Science Services linked Jimenez to this case.

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 Katherine David of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

scary-clown_150.jpg
ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 25, 4:07 P.M.: No wonder kids are scared of clowns.

A professional clown was arrested today for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 12-year-old girl in Fullerton nine years ago.

Jose Guadalupe Jimenez, 41, is accused of having been in full makeup and costume at the time of the crime.

Shortly after midnight on Jan. 19, 2002, the girl was abducted and driven to a Fullerton school, where she was raped in the car while parked in the school lot.

Jose-Guadalupe-Jimenez_fpd.jpg
Courtesy of FPD
Jose Guadalupe Jimenez, without the makeup.
Her attacker kept a clown mask and makeup on the whole time.

She was later driven to a motel, where she was again molested in the car. When the clown went to talk with the desk clerk, the girl managed to break away.

It became a cold case because the girl could not identify her attacker--other than to say he was a clown.

Jimenez, who performs as a clown under the name "El Tin Larin" and mostly in Latino communities, was arrested last year on an unrelated crime and a DNA sample was taken from him. A hit later came up in the crime database linking him to the 2002 kidnapping and rape, according to the Fullerton Police Department.

Now the department is searching for other possible victims, so if you know anyone who has been raped by a clown or someone who looks like the suspect in the mugshot, call (714) 738-6800.

My Voice Nation Help
43 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
Advocateforchildren
Advocateforchildren

 Seek legislation for laws to regulate / require a license with criminal background check on entertainers working with children ,elderly and vulnerable as clowns , Santa, magicians , costume characters etc  This is urgent and a must to keep kids safe They have licenses for adult entertainers(exotic dancers ) and body rub parlor massage attendants which require a criminal background check  Why are the same strict requirements not expected from those who work with children in disguise in homes in the community or fairs etc KEEP KIDS SAFE    More info on cases  at SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT.com 

El Cid
El Cid

Jose Guadalupe Jimenez is a cousin of mine on my father's side. I have not had any contact of any sort with this scumbag for over 15 years. Needless to say, I was completely disgusted when I read this story. He is the son of my father's brother. I have not had any contact with my father for many years as well. Jose Guadalupe, his father, and my father all fall into the same category: worthless pieces of excrement who are guilty of horrible abuse of some form or another on children, including myself. I hope Jose Guadalupe rots in jail, and wish that my father could rot in jail as well. As far as I know, Jose Guadalupe's father is dead by now as a result of his many years of drug and alcohol addiction. It kills me to have the same last name as these a$$holes, but I take pride in knowing that I am and always have been nothing like them in any way. 

LindaChildAdvocate
LindaChildAdvocate

Hi I just read your post and I can relate to you I am a survivor of incest and child abuse It is sad that in this world the people who are suppose to love and protect us when we need it most (children)  are the very ones who harm us  I love your outlook and I like you to check out SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT dot com I have been seeking legislation in Canada and trying to make USA states aware of the urgent need to regulate those who work around children . elderly and vulnerable as clowns , Santa Claus , magicians, face painters , costume characters and other entertainers be required a license that includes a criminal background check Many cases of sex offenders and child predators working as clowns, Santa Claus magicians etc  Do Log On   To  http://www.SurvivorsSpeakOut.c... I appreciate your honest comments Thank you for being a voice Linda :)

O.C. is fine
O.C. is fine

Is there anything the racist white people of Orange County will not blame on other people and illegal aliens? I love how these republicans and racist white people always say they are conservative and bible thumpin but somehow fail to be as christian as they profess. Starting with paying taxes on down to treating immigrants badly. Go back and read the bible you carry around with the mea-culpa conviction you portray and see that everyone of your "conservative ideas" usually is against the very book that you revere. Most hispanic people are pretty conservative and have more in common with the Republican Party's basic principals however the Republican Party - the party fails to reach out to these people for the simple fact that they are too brown and speak multiple languages. Get over it white people, you will soon be the minority so star getting used to it. And if you don't like it , move to Iowa where they are mostly white but support same-sex marriage. Please read the sections and references about the treatment of immigrants and the paying of taxes very carefully please. Thanks.

Michelle Quinn
Michelle Quinn

White, white, white people...I never mention the color of a person, because color is not the problem origin and culture is!

So you are wrong on many levels...I don't read the bible and I don't feel the need to reach out to anyone. If you can't stand free loaders and don't depend on ANYONE reaching out...Come join the party of independence!

And really get over your color. You are not stupid because of your color you are stupid because you are a product of your environment...Get out and see the world!

Wise up and get of the poor brown people saga, its reality TV now!

And I can't wait to be the minority, then I won't have to listen to you with your golden tan telling me because you are the minority, I need to pay to clean you're a@@....

My Bad, did that offend you???? GOOD! :)

OC is not fine, because we have got not only are own perverts, but Mexico's and Central America's too!

Joel
Joel

I love how you blame the racism on Republicans. I am the only Republican in a large group of colleagues. They are all union Democrats and are the biggest racists I have ever met. My family of all Democrats won't speak to me because I have a Mexican girlfriend. California is one of the biggest racist states in the US and which party has almost a monopoly here? The Democratic party. And it's not all white people either. My girlfriend's family, Mexican, hate ALL black people. "There are no good ones," they say. So, get off your hate wagon, O.C.isFine. Your hypocrisy makes me want to puke. Attack the behavior of a racist poster; don't return hate with more hate.

Jpalodi
Jpalodi

I totally agree with you Joel. How does an article about a poor young girl being raped by a man dressed as a clown become a racial and political debate? Bottom line is that this man and men like him are a disgrace to humanity. What makes these matters worse is when we start labeling, stereotyping, and sorting out who is more likely to do these sorts of things. Rapists, serial killers, child molesters, and bigots are from all walks of life and they are present all across the globe and in every culture. Try focusing on helping instead of hating...

LolaDiaz45
LolaDiaz45

Must be one of Gustavos friends....

nuffsaid1
nuffsaid1

he looks like a clown even without the make up.

Llog Ok
Llog Ok

maybe you can find answers here:WELCOME( http://clothesmall.org )50%off ca,ed hardy t-shirt$15 jeans,coach handbag$33,air max90,dunk,polo t-shirt$13,,lacoste t-shirt $13 air jordan for sale,$35,nfl nba jersy for sale

puma gucci$35,nike jordans six ring,yeezy$%5!!

new era caps$13 gucci handbags jeans,t-shirts sunglass,caps

true religion jeans$35,ca,ed hardy jeans$35

LV,CHANAL,HANDBAGS$35

NIKE SHOX+AIR MAX+TL3+OZ+NZ ONLY $35

UGG TIMBLAND+LACOSTE SHOES+ED HARDY SHOES$35

DIESEL T-SHIRT,GSTAR T-SHIRT,CA T-SHIRT,50% OFF FOR SALE $15

DIOR SUNGLASS,DG SUNGLASS$15WELCOME( http://clothesmall.org )http://clothesmall.org/

http://clothesmall.org/

jiazhuangde
jiazhuangde

***

*****

*******

Open the wardrobe is not yet found love after another the

right jerseys? So, also waiting for? Immediate action bar!

Welcome to { http://www.findsoso.com/ } sure you will find

what you need. Moreover, the company has a good reputation,

product quality standards, at reasonable prices. Over the

years, has been well received by overseas friends for their

support. Therefore, please rest assured purchase. welcome to : ===== http://www.findsoso.com/ ==== f.r.e.e. (s.h.i.p.p.i.n.g)

(c.o.m.p.e.t.i.t.i.v.e) p.r.i.c.e

a.n.y [s.i.z.e] (a.v.a.i.l.a.b.l.e)

[a.c.c.e.p.t] t.h.e {p.a.y.p.a.l}

*

***

*****

Michelle Quinn
Michelle Quinn

What is distrubing if you use the APP on your iphone to see who the sex offenders are, try looking in Santa Ana....Most of them are illegal aliens. The question is why the heck have they not been deported? So basically, the cops know they are sex offenders who are here illegally in this country and they are not deported. This dirt bag clown is also an illegal alien. Lets see if they scumbag is set for deportation!

LindaChildAdvocate
LindaChildAdvocate

Hi Michelle How do you know he is an illegal immigrant and if so there should be noise about this The fact that there are no regulations on those who work as clowns , Santa Claus ,magicians and so forth is very creepy No regulations Contact your MP demand legislation on those who work as entertainers around children , elderly and vulnerable  A license with criminal background check This is urgent and a must With all the cases already its is scary to know No license No regulation which leaves the door open to anyone Criminals are not weeded out and may be disguised in a home in the community Please be a voice for this urgent matter Log On to http://www.SurvivorsSpeakOut.c... I am a survivor and advocate for children rights  Hope to connect Linda :)

C Donahoe
C Donahoe

Interesting... I checked out a couple of those apps and neither of them gave any information on the status of the offender's citizenship. So tell me, did you see a Hispanic last name and automatically think "Oh, hell, they must be illegal." Don't you think ICE would have been on top of that seeing has people have been deported for lesser crimes?

Now, what the two apps I looked at *did* show was the race/ethnicity of the offenders, and by my count it was an almost even mix of Hispanic and non-Hispanic offenders.

Mrs.Mommy07
Mrs.Mommy07

UMM I AM A PROUD LATINA. AND NO ONE IN MY FAMILY HAS EVER DONE SOMETHING AS HORRENDOUS AS THAT. I'M NOT STICKING UP FOR THE GUY, WHAT HE DID WAS CRUEL AND UNJUST, BUT STOP BASING THE WHOLE RAPE RAGE ON UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE. MY MOM CAME TO AMERICA AND WORKED HER BUTT OFF TO RAISE MY FOUR BROTHERS AND MYSELF ALL ON HER OWN. AND F.Y.I. I WAS ALMOST RAPED BY A WHITE MALE WHEN I WAS ONLY 13 YEARS OLD ON MY WAY TO SCHOOL. AND AS A RESULT I HAVE ALWAYS KEPT UP WITH THE SEX OFFENDERS IN MY NEIGHBORHOODS. I'VE LIVED IN ANAHEIM FOR A LONG TIME, AND MOST OF THE SEX OFFENDERS IN MY AREA ARE WHITE/CAUCASIANS. SO LET'S NOT GET OFF SUBJECT, THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS IT DOESN'T MATTER IF WHETHER THEY ARE WHITE, BLACK, LATIN, ASIAN, INDIAN, CHINESE, RUSSIAN, HAWAIIN, OR CANADIAN....IT'S STILL WRONG!!! So next time you choose to stereotype, make sure you keep it among your own racist friends or family such as yourself, because just as a reminder, JOHN WAYNE GACY, TED BUNDY, GARY RIDGWAY, WERE ALL AMERICAN SERIAL KILLERS WHO BRUTALLY RAPED THEIR VICTIMS AS WELL.

LindaChildAdvocate
LindaChildAdvocate

Well said ........More cases of Santa Claus , clowns convicted of sex crimes against children   Log On to   http://www.SurvivorsSpeakOut.c... Oh  there are many of these creeps  Rex Mays (Santa Claus -killer) Stephen Lynn (magician-)convicted 3 times sex crimes against children) Thomas Riccio (clown)  and the list goes on More news info at the website   Hope you check it out  Linda Survivor of incest / child abuse

Multi national Aussie!
Multi national Aussie!

And white Americans wonder why they are hated so much in other countries?I am Australian One othe most racist countries around, I am proud of my american Indian & Scottish genes but I was born here. Everyone does crimes you can't base country origins on it.

Michelle Quinn
Michelle Quinn

Ms Mommy,

All I have to say about your story is: It's one thing to have home grown nut cases here, it is another thing to allow them to come into your country and live here KNOWING that they are scumbags. I dont need to sterotype, just down load the Sex offender APP and get informed.

What is wrong is that thousand's of decent people are waiting for a chance to come to this country and make it a better place, instead we allow a scumbag to walk over a border and rape an American child so that your sense of RACIAL/ETHOCENTRIC poltical correctness can be protected!

And again most of the scumbags on the sex offender list in Santa Ana are from Mexico...Mexican is not a race!

what is alarming to me is that the guy targeted latinos/Mexicans for a reason! Spanish speaking and one of your own! SCARY IS IT NOT!

I would not allow any white or brown guy near my kid without me watching him! This is also not about race or illegal aliens, this is also about good parenting and common sense!

What the hell were you doing walking alone to school at thirteen?

Bea Hatch
Bea Hatch

Enough with the all caps! It makes you look really shrill and hysterical. But back to the point, latinos are way overrepresented when it comes to child rape.

Joel
Joel

This white boy agrees with Mrs.Mommy. Leave race out of it. Besides, the guy wasn't latino. He was clown. They're in a race of their own. ;o) (However, if there IS an illegal alien around who is a regestered sex offender, get his as* out of here quickly, whether it's Mexico, China, Ireland, or the Island of Misfit Toys!)

Nofearunitystar
Nofearunitystar

Bitch he is an american citizen just like ur ass

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

yeah, right, he's american as apple pie... NOT!! but the latino activist will say that he is just doing a job that americans wont do.. in this case, they may be right.. lol

O.C. is Fine
O.C. is Fine

No I still think that the white people have us all beat on sexual perversion thats a job most other people will pass on check the FBI stats and whites have us beat on being pervs and sexual deviants. Jeffrey Dammer, Gacie, Cunanan, Manson, SOn of Sam, and the list goes on ..... and on... and on...

Mrs.Mommy07
Mrs.Mommy07

WRONG!!! YOU CAN CRITICISE HIM ALL YOU WANT. LEAVE LATINOS OUT OF IT. ARE YOU PEOPLE FORGETTING ABOUT JOHN WAYNE GACY, TED BUNDY, AND GARY RIDGWAY!!! THEY WERE ALL WHITE AMERICAN SERIAL KILLERS AND RAPED MANY WOMEN TOO!!!! A LOT OF WOMEN!!!! SO YOU'RE WRONG HONEY!!!! SHOULD WE TORMENT YOU WHITE PEOPLE, AND JUDGE YOU FOR THEIR MISTAKES???

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

i didnt know we needed to import mexicans to be clowns...are we facing a serious clown shortage in america? lol

O.C. is Fine
O.C. is Fine

Of course not look at the Real House Wives, Jersey Shore, etc... there are clowns everywhere on tv and in your neighborhood.

D. Miller
D. Miller

Clowns freak me out. Now I know why......

LindaChildAdvocate
LindaChildAdvocate

All I do is research on this  There needs to be regulations For real Why is there no legislation to require those who work with children ,elderly and vulnerable be required a criminal background check ?  I have been seeking legislation for many years Many cases of clowns , Santa Claus ,magicians etc convicted of sex crimes against children  LOG ON  TO  http://www.SurvivorsSpeakOut.c...   or  http://www.Takingabuseoutofthe...

beanyy123
beanyy123

wow..and ppl wounder why im afraid of clowns!

Lin
Lin

where's Dexter when he's needed?

Kevin-sells
Kevin-sells

holy spicfest ! that name alone scares me !

jtaylor13
jtaylor13

Can we gut this pig? NO! He will walk.Thanks judges.Maybe some of these judges should hand out flowers when they let these scum bags out.

Abuelo
Abuelo

The only judging going is coming from you judgy judgerson.

Jeremy
Jeremy

and now from yourself.....judgy judgerson jr.

Arthur Dent
Arthur Dent

Funny stuff.

Jpalodi
Jpalodi

How is it funny that a 12 year old was raped by a clown? Nothing is funny about that

LindaChildAdvocate
LindaChildAdvocate

Sexual assault is a crime and is no laughing matter yes ! Thank you  for being a voice for victims  You can log on http://www.SurvivorsSpeakOut.c...   More cases of clowns, Santa Claus , magicians etc convicted of sex crimes against children  I am a survivor of incest and child abuse and that is the worst thing to happen to anyone Linda:)

Now Trending

Around The Web

From the Vault

 

Fashion

Loading...