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Man Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting Girls 6, 7

Lake Forest man preyed on girls while near their relatives.

German Bravo DeJesus of Lake Forest. Photo/OCSD
German Bravo DeJesus of Lake Forest. Photo/OCSD

A Lake Forest man was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting a six and seven-year-old girl at an Aliso Viejo park and healthcare center.

Should German Bravo DeJesus, 34, get out of prison, he must also register as a sex offender for the duration of his lifetime. 

A jury convicted DeJesus on May 15 of three felony counts of lewd acts with a minor under 14 and sentencing enhancement allegations for multiple victims and substantial sexual conduct with a child. 

DeJesus first assaulted a 7-year-old girl, identified as Jane Doe 1, on Jan. 17, 2009. She went to Palm Terrace Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Laguna Woods to visit a family member. She was in the waiting room with another relative close to her age. DeJesus, who worked at the facility, approached and asked her name. He then touched her vagina over her clothes and walked away. A short time later, DeJesus returned to the waiting room, approached the girl again, and once more touched her vagina over her clothes and fled the scene. 

On the night of July 8, 2011, 6-year-old Jane Doe 2 was at the Grand Park in Aliso Viejo for a movie night. DeJesus approached the girl, who was playing with a relative just 10 feet from her father, and asked her name. He put his hand down her pants and touched her vagina. DeJesus then fled the scene. Jane Doe 2 immediately told her father and the police were contacted. Shortly thereafter, an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy arrested DeJesus on his bike riding away from the park. 

DeJesus’ lifetime sex offender registration bars him from entering County recreational areas and City parks which have passed the Sex Offender Ordinance. Visit orangecountyda.com to read the prior press releases on the County’s Sex Offender Ordinance as well as the 14 other cities that have enacted the Child Safety Zone Ordinance. 

Senior Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Walker of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case. 

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