Anthony Serrano, Santa Ana Boxing Coach Legend, Cops to Molesting Boys, Gets 2 Years

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Anthony Serrano, a legend in local sports as head of the Santa Ana Boxing Club that has kept many kids out of gangs, recently pleaded guilty to molesting two 14-year-old boys multiple times in his home.

The 45-year-old was sentenced Friday to two years in prison and a lifetime of registration as a sex offender, which effectively ends his youth boxing career.

Editor Gustavo Arellano had been covering this case since Serrano's arrest last July, but he'd also written about the coach's role with the boxing club in a ramshackle gym off Fourth Street.

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Serrano coached the boys at the club, and one was so traumatized by the assaults that began in 2006 that he had to get therapy. Serrano told the boy's mother he was lying, according to court testimony. The family tried to get Serrano prosecuted in 2008, but there was no corroboration to sustain charges being filed, according to an Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) statement.

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The man kept coaching and molestations continued through last year, the OCDA says. After a second 14-year-old came forward, the Santa Ana Police Department launched an investigation that resulted in Serrano's July arrest.

At Friday's court hearing, the second boy delivered a victim impact statement "describing how the sexual abuse from the defendant has affected his life and talked about how he regularly attends therapy sessions because of the trauma caused by the sexual assault," according to an OCDA press release.

His mother delivered a victim impact statement of her own that laid out how Serrano "made up lies by accusing the victim of being a liar and making the sexual assaults up in order to cover up the abuse," the OCDA adds.

Serrano copped to four felony counts of lewd acts on a child that, with a conviction without a guilty plea, could have sent him away for five years.

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21 comments
n2bigmuscle
n2bigmuscle

2 years??  How that stop him from doing it again?

natty.cruz
natty.cruz

& hold on everyone.. There was aMAJOR COVER UP fom the Orange Co, Youth Commission & Santa Ana Boxing Club.. Rosie Avila was running for US COngress in 2008 when Serrano was 1st investigated by D.A> for 1st boxer @ SABC which she over saw.. & then in 2012 victim 2 mom suscipious & Charles Hart was running 4 City Council .. they retrieved over 200 emails depicting how to make sure "no residual" victims come fwd ..get rid of mom & kid.. MAJOR MAJOR cover up! Stay tuned

natty.cruz
natty.cruz

he has alrdy served 7 months so by the time he hits State Prison he will be given 1/2 time which means in approx 5, 6 months this animal will be released. he will do it again.. he was investigated thoroughly by the D.A. Ofc in 2008 & committed another rape just 3 yrs later in 2011.. so the D.A. investigating him in 2008 did not stop him frm doing it again in 2011... this man is dangerous...He wil DO IT AGAIN

natty.cruz
natty.cruz

you can read the mothers vicitm impact statement on line via OC superior court where she explicity states "this NOT slapping on the butt or kissing on the cheek,  YOU (serrano) Raped my child 100's of time, you took photos & you posted some on a gay porno websites, you made my child do the most unspeakable acts"  so Miss Kay.. ck out on the cases as you stated you "dont know the facts of this case" YEA no you don't & pls psl do not tell ppl that our prosecutors charge Lewd & lavicious acts for a slap on a fully clothed thigh.. I can promise here in OC & LA & everywhere in Calif they do not!!!!! EVER!!!!

natty.cruz
natty.cruz

au contraire... you can read case on line thru the OC Sup Court.. why dont you do that Miss Kay before you post your BS!  no district att is going to waste his time or taxpayers $$$ for a slap on the thigh... GET REAL

natty.cruz
natty.cruz

so sad to read Melissa Kay.. Honey.. you  give the readers an example of patting on the butt..case in OC ... NEVER! EVER!  Molestation is so hard to prove & the 1st vicitms are almost always made to wait for collorbation meaning a victim after them.. Melissa,,, so irresponsible.. He raped these boys but The D.A. wanted a strong case so stuck with thses 4 counts a 100000% victory... PITCURES HE TOOK IN THE ACT OF RAPING A CHILD! MELISSA KAY. YOU ARE SOOOOO WRONG...

natty.cruz
natty.cruz

age is the only reason he recd a lenient sentence.. they had more more especially w/ the pitcures... it is so sad to read that someone wld write he patted them on the butt... NO he RAPEd these boys.. the families wanted it over & accepted the plea deal.. He took photos & then posted then on gay porno websites, The D.A. will NEVER EVER pick upa case & prosecute for patting on the butt re read Lewd & lavious acts on a child. it is FONDLING - GROPING & even felatio!

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

That guy's 45? 

And they say that whites age badly.

paullucas714
paullucas714

Seems a litle leinient for molestation of a kid. two kids actually.

paullucas714
paullucas714

@natty.cruz  

Natty, I realized what you are saying. I just didnt feel like getting into a back and forth with Melissa Kay. Im sorry for what you had to go through and even more sorry that  the young man in your family had to not only endure that assault but has to live with the fact that this person will be out on the streets in 2 years. The OCDA has along history of going soft on these kids of crimes and at the same time trying to hang people for simple cannabis possession by charging them with intent to sell.  Its all lopsided. I hope you find peace and healing in the coming days.

natty.cruz
natty.cruz

@paullucas714 had they been 2 yrs younger he wld have faceed LIFE... unfortunately our system is broken.. THIS MAN RAPED THESE BOYS they are photos 100s of photos.. YES 12 yrs old & he lwd have faced 2 life sentences.. because the boys were over 14 it is way too lenient.

MelissaKey
MelissaKey

@paullucas714- a touch on a fully clothed upper thigh or a slap on a rear in pants is all it takes for a conviction of child molestation, sexual abuse, sexual assault, lewd act on a child. Not saying I know details about this particular case, but the sentence, indeed, leads me to draw my own conclusions, whatever those may be.

Heck, even speaking rudely to a minor under 18 and making them uncomfortable qualifies as child molestation (Annoy and Molest a Child).

natty.cruz
natty.cruz

@paullucas714 @natty.cruz  thx Paul.. yes the D.A. clearly cld have gone after him for even more severe.. but when one of the victims first came fwd he tried to minimize the assault becaus ehe was embarassed but during the case he finally fessed up to much more severe charges,.. but I can promise all readers that in regards to lewd & lavicious acts the D.A. does not -- not here in OC go after someone for a "fully clothes slap on the thigh" Victim 1 in this case had to wait 4 yrs for colloboration.. so Miss Kay sounds like she may be a criminal defense att for these scum bags ! Thx Paul & God Bless

natty.cruz
natty.cruz

@MelissaKey @paullucas714 & Melissa, stick to your day job.. NO D.A. in OC is going to prosecute for upper thigh slap.. Are you insane??? They cldnt even go after him in 2008 for victim 1 who stated rape becasue they had no DNA they had no pics they needed colloboration. PLS PLS find us a case in OC or LA or Riverside where  adefendant is fighting molestation for the reasons you listed.... HAd these boys been just 24 months younger he wld have faced LIFE

natty.cruz
natty.cruz

@MelissaKey @paullucas714 sorry im  afamily mmbr & they had pics of him in the act of RAPE.. he was told he cld take plea deal or the D.A>. was prepared to charge him w/ 20 more counts that day.. he RAPED these boys & there was a cover up @ the SABC/OCYC .. stay tunes.. but Melissa, there were pitcures that are so disgustung that Serrano took while raping a boy .. u r so mistaken

natty.cruz
natty.cruz

@MelissaKey @paullucas714  ummm ahhh noooo! They had pitcures of him Sexuially assaulting a boy,, he either took the plea or they were going to charge w/ 20 more severe charges,, THEY HAVE PITCURES of this animal raping a 14 yr old boy... SO how irresponsible of yOU

natty.cruz
natty.cruz

@paullucas714 @MelissaKey  sorry MA'm im a family mmbr & they had pitcures that Serrano took in the act of RAPING one boy .. so your completely wrong & unfortunatley you do NOT get charged w/ moolestaion for the reasons you listed ! HOw irresponsible.. & Serrano was given a choice to accept plea deal or face an addtl 20 counts.. PITCURES so DISGUSTING  he raped vistim 2 100's of times....

MelissaKey
MelissaKey

@paullucas714@MelissaKey- au contraire. They all do. The kind of examples I gave above all require MANDATORY lifetime 290 registration. This is NOT up to the judge at sentencing. PC 288, PC 647.6. Look it up. Sadly I am right.

There are many lifetime Registered Sex Offenders who have received sentences of 30,60, 90, etc days in jail, or probation ONLY.

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