This Tuesday, a man who is facing sexual assault charges appeared in an
Orange County court. He is facing two separate counts of sexual assault.
One alleged account took place at a church and another at a mall. The
scene of the first alleged sexual assault was a church in Anaheim. The
defendant also reportedly stole the victim's vehicle and drove off
after their encounter.
In addition to the two sexual assault charges he is facing, the defendant
has also been charged with forcible oral copulation, second degree robbery,
vehicle theft, evading police and reckless driving. He is also alleged
of using a weapon, so he could face additional "use of a deadly weapon"
charges. Authorities believe that there may be other victims in the Santa
Ana area or elsewhere in Orange County.
This man is facing multiple felony counts, and most of them are violent.
Considering this, he could be facing sentencing based on California's
three strikes law. The three strikes law was recently amended to only
apply to those facing a third violent felony offense, rather than any
third felony offense (violent or nonviolent).
If you are facing a felony offense for a violent crime, it is extremely
important that you contact an Orange County criminal defense lawyer from
our firm. The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry aggressively advocates
for the criminally accused so that they receive justice, fair treatment
and the verdicts they deserve. To learn more, call today for a
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