Orange County District Attorney
For Immediate Release, Case # 13HF3224: October 28, 2013
WHO: Benjamin Avila, 27, and Jose Luis Gonzalez, 61, Anaheim
WHAT: Are accused of committing lewd acts with a minor. Avila is charged with eight felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child under 14 with a sentencing enhancement for substantial sexual conduct with a child.
Gonzalez is charged with 12 felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child under 14 with sentencing enhancements for substantial sexual conduct with a child and committing lewd acts against multiple victims.
The People will be requesting bail for Avila be set at $100,000 and Gonzalez’s bail be set at $1 million at their arraignment. If convicted, Avila faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in state prison and Gonzalez faces a maximum sentence of 180 years to life in state prison. Both defendants also face mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.
WHEN: Today, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. The time is to be determined.
WHERE: Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana
Deputy District Attorney Dominic Bello of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney 401 Civic Center Drive West Santa Ana, CA 92701
Susan Kang Schroeder Chief of Staff Office: 714-347-8408 Cell: 714-292-2718, Farrah Emami Spokesperson Office: 714-347-8405 Cell: 714-323-4486