Daniel Vidal Santana pleaded guilty Monday to kidnapping, assault producing great bodily injury, two counts of sexual assault and auto theft for an early morning crime wave that included beating up a stripper he met at an Anaheim Club.
As the Stanton resident awaits an Oct. 26 Superior Court sentencing hearing--where, under a court deal, Judge Steven Bromberg will likely send the 26-year-old to prison for nearly 22 years and order him to register as a sex offender--feast your eyes on these 10 examples of Orange County strip club mayhem.
10) Mr. J's and Andrea Nelson
|Andrea Nelson, R.I.P.|
On Jan. 27, 2003, Andrea Nelson was brought into Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, unconscious, not breathing and cold to the touch. Just a few days earlier, Nelson's name had turned up as an informant in a Tustin Police Department investigation of Officer Anthony Bryant, who was suspected of having unsavory ties to Mr. J's, a since-closed Santa Ana topless bar. The case involved Bryant and two other officers from Buena Park who were friends with Sammy Johar, whose family owned Mr. J's. Johar, a former Tustin police explorer, provided his friends in uniform with off-duty jobs and sexual favors from Mr. J's dancers, and Nelson had agreed to spill the beans to investigators after breaking up with Johar. Bryant and the other officers were fired, but after Nelson's death our Nick Schou could never locate them nor Johar, who disappeared after jumping bail on a drug charge. (See "Requiem for a Dreamgirl"
and "Last Dance"
9) David Alex Park and Captain Cream
|Officer David Alex Park's booking photo|
Early one morning in December 2004, on-duty Irvine Police Officer David Alex Park disabled his unit's GPS, followed a dancer home from Captain Cream Cabaret in Lake Forest, pulled her over in Laguna Beach, whipped out his mini-nightstick, jerked off and splooged all over the sweater covering the poor lass' breastices. The married cop was later arrested thanks to his DNA being all over the garment. But a jury incredibly found the married Park not guilty of three felonies, agreeing with defense attorney Allan Stokke that the woman wanted it. As our R. Scott Moxley observed after examining the evidence and attending the trial, "How are you ever going to get a conviction against cops in OC for anything?" (See "Illegally Park-ed"
8) Carlos Rosario Gonzales and California Girls
|Carlos Rosario Gonzales got 50, will likely do less.|
A bouncer was shot and killed in October 2006 at California Girls Gentlemen's Club, a then-topless bar on Harbor Boulevard in Santa Ana. An argument over the unauthorized touching of a dancer preceded the shooting, which resulted in Carlos Rosario Gonzales of San Jacinto being convicted of first-degree murder. But Gonzales' original 50 years to life in prison sentence is expected to be reduced substantially, as Moxley reported in March. Meanwhile, that
California Girls location has since gone full-nude, although touching is
presumably still verboten. (See "Carlos Rosario Gonzales Murders over OC Club's No-Fondling-the-Strippers Rule"