Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 13NF0303: April 19, 2013
SANTA ANA – A registered sex offender was convicted and sentenced to six years in state prison today for sexually assaulting an underage boy after meeting him on Facebook. Chris Glen Phernambucq, 31, Anaheim, pleaded guilty to a court offer of one felony count of contacting a child with the intent to commit oral copulation, one felony count of possession and control of child pornography with prior convictions for possession of child pornography and using a minor to create pornography, one felony count of using a minor for distribution of obscene matter with prior convictions for possession of child pornography and using a minor to create pornography, one felony count of using a minor for commercial sex acts, and one misdemeanor count of oral copulation of a minor.
Phernambucq has prison prior convictions for using a minor to create pornography in 2006 and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor three years younger than the defendant in 2003 and became a lifetime registered sex offender based on those prior convictions.
In December 2012, Phernambucq met 17-year-old John Doe on Facebook. Prior to the sexual assault, Phernambucq told the victim he was a pornography director and wanted to hire him to be in his pornographic film.
On or about Jan. 23, 2013, Phernambucq met John Doe at an abandoned house in Anaheim. Phernambucq ordered the victim to undress and created child pornography by videotaping sexual acts and orally copulating John Doe. The victim became uncomfortable and left.
Upon learning that Phernambucq is a registered sex offender, John Doe told his family about the sexual assault, who then contacted the Anaheim Police Department to report the crime.
Phernambucq’s lifetime sex offender registration bars him from entering County recreational areas and City parks which have passed the Sex Offender Ordinance. Visit www.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.
Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Nichols of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff