John Rodriguez, Alleged Penis Exposer, Slapped With New Indecent Exposure and Child Annoyance Counts; Even More Victims of Dental Assistant Sought

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When 20-year-old Santa Ana resident John Rodriguez was nominated Friday for posing for the Ugliest Police Mugshot of the Week, he was facing only one misdemeanor count of indecent exposure.

He's now up to four, along with three new misdemeanor counts of child annoyance.

And the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) says it's looking for more girls he may have flashed his penis at.

The OCDA, which is asking that Rodriguez be held in lieu of $250,000 bail at his arraignment in Westminster this afternoon, provided details of the additional allegations in a statement:

At approximately 8:45 a .m. on Jan. 25, 2011, Rodriguez is accused of driving in his car and approaching 15-year-old Jane Doe #1, who was walking on Newhope Street and Opal Avenue in Fountain Valley to Los Amigos High School. Rodriguez is accused of asking the victim for directions to Mile Square Park. As Jane Doe #1 began to give him directions, he is accused of pulling down the front portion of his shorts and exposing his penis to the victim. Rodriguez is accused of reaching out and grabbing the victim's right wrist and attempting to pull her arm inside the vehicle through the open passenger side window. Jane Doe #1 was able to escape to her school and reported the sexual assault to the Fountain Valley Police Department (FVPD). The defendant is accused of fleeing the scene.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 18, 2011, Rodriguez is accused of driving in his car and approaching two female siblings, who were walking to Los Amigos High School in Fountain Valley. While in a residential area on Holly Avenue and San Gabriel Street, he is accused of asking 17-year-old Jane Doe #2 and her 14-year-old sister Jane Doe #3 for directions through his open driver side window to Newhope Street. After the victims gave the defendant directions, Rodriguez is accused of driving away. Seconds later, he is accused of returning again in his car and approaching the victims to offer them a ride. Jane Doe #2 and Jane Doe #3 said no, and then Rodriguez is accused of exposing his penis to the victims and stroking it while seated in his car and asking, "You want some of this?" The defendant is accused of fleeing the scene. The two siblings called their father, who instructed them to continue to school and report the incident to police. FVPD investigated the case.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. on Aug. 16, 2011, 18-year-old Jane Doe #4 was walking on McFadden Avenue to La Quinta High School in Santa Ana. Rodriguez is accused of approaching the victim in his car and calling out his window to get her attention. Jane Doe #4, thinking he needed directions, walked up to the open passenger side window. Rodriguez is accused of exposing his penis to the victim while holding it and asking, "How about some of this?" Jane Doe #4 moved away from the vehicle and was able to obtain the vehicle's license plate. The defendant is accused of fleeing the scene. Once at school, the victim reported the sexual assault.
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Courtesy of Westminster Police Dept.
John Rodriguez

Based on the current charges, Rodriguez could spend three years and six months behind bars and have to register as a sex offender if convicted. He could also become one of the first new registrants barred from entering county parks and city parks in Irvine and Westminster that prohibit the entry of known perverts. Other cities are considering bans.


Besides the mugshot and an earlier statement that described Rodriguez as being 6-foot-1 and 350 pounds, this is what is known about him: he drives a black 2009 Toyota Camry and works as a dental assistant at Western Dental, 500 North Main St., Santa Ana.


By the way, still no clear winner for last week's ugliest mugshot. Vote early, vote often at the link above. More importantly, anyone who believes they have been victimized by Rodriguez or has any other information that can help investigators is asked to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Carl Waddell at 714.834.7538, FVPD Detective Jesse Hughes at 714.593.4480 or WPD Detective Claudia McCarthy at 714.548.3736.

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