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Posted by Fay Arfa | Jun 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was convicted today of attacking a woman on a jogging trail with the intent to sexually assault her.

Defendant Charges Maximum Sentence Court Date
Mario Orlando Montano, 59, Anaheim Found guilty by a jury today of the following felony counts:
  • Assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense
  • Assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury

Sentencing Enhancements Found True

  • Great bodily injury to a sexual assault victim
  • Great bodily injury
11 years in state prison Sentencing

Aug. 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

Department C-36, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • On the afternoon on Dec. 10, 2013, 24-year-old Jane Doe was jogging on a trail in a reservoir in Anaheim Hills.
  • When she slowed to a walk, Montano jogged up to the victim and tried to engage her in conversation, then tackled Jane Doe to the ground.
  • The defendant climbed on top of her as she kiked and struggled to get away.
  • When the victim began to scream, Montano covered her mouth. The victim's tooth was knocked out in the struggle.
  • The defendant reached for his pants with the intent to commit a sexual assault, but Jane Doe was able to kick him and escape.
  • Jane Doe ran to a nearby home and called 911.
  • The Anaheim Police Department (APD) immediately responded and located the defendant on the trail.

APD investigated this case.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Harris Siddiq, Felony Panel

Orange County District Attorney / Case # 13NF4475/ June 21, 2017

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Fay Arfa has the distinction of being Certified as a Specialist in two separate areas of law – Criminal Law as well as Appellate Law – by the California State Bar, Board of Specialization. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has also awarded her a board Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy. ...


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