SANTA ANA, Calif. – A former caregiver was sentenced today to one year in jail for sexually assaulting a 66-year-old disabled woman. Robert Dumlao Ligayo, 65, Aliso Viejo, pleaded guilty on Aug. 15, 2016, to one felony count of sexual battery. He was sentenced to 360 days in county jail, three years of formal probation, and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.
At the time of the crime, Ligayo worked as a caregiver for Salus Home Care and was hired to take care of Jane Doe and her husband in Aliso Viejo because their disabilities did not allow them to properly care for themselves.
Between January 2013 and June 2013, Ligayo sexually assaulted Jane Doe despite her numerous attempts to stop him. The victim reported the crime to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, who investigated this case, and Ligayo was arrested on June 17, 2013.
Deputy District Attorney Michael Carroll of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.
Orange County District Attorney / Case # 13HF1991 / November 15, 2016