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Posted by Fay Arfa | Jul 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) is seeking the public's help in identifying potential additional victims of a music teacher who was charged today with committing lewd and lascivious acts on two students under the age of 14 from his music school, “Music Town.”

Defendant Charges Maximum Exposure Court Date
Randal “Randy” Letcher Scott, 57, Irvine Felony
  • (2) Lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14

Sentencing Enhancements

  • Multiple victims
  • Substantial sexual contact with a child
  • 30 years to life in state prison
  • Lifetime sex offender registration

July 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • At the time of the crimes, Scott was a music teacher and owner of Music Town, a music education business with locations in the cities of Cypress and Irvine.
  • Between October 2015 and December 2015, the defendant is accused of committing a lewd act upon 5-year-old Jane Doe 1, a student at Music Town.
  • During November 2016, the defendant is further accused of sexually assaulting 6-year-old Jane Doe 2, who was also a student at Music Town.
  • The Cypress Police Department (CPD) and Orange County Sheriff's Department investigated this case.
  • CPD arrested Scott on July 18, 2017.

The investigation in this case is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact CPD Detective Deanna Hartman 714-229-6738 or OCDA Supervising Investigator Eric Wiseman 714-347-8794

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Bobby Taghavi, Sexual Assault Unit

Orange County District Attorney / Case # TBA / July 20, 2017

Family sues after 3-year-old girl falls 5 stories and dies at California hotel

The parents of a toddler who fell to her death at an Anaheim hotel during a Disneyland vacation have filed a lawsuit targeting the hotel's owners.

Jesus Martinez Avila and Alejandra Sandoval Duran, in a wrongful-death complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, say negligence on the part of the owners and property managers of the Embassy Suites led to the death of their daughter, Stephanie Martinez, 3.

The Las Vegas family was staying at the hotel during a July 2015 trip when Martinez fell from a fifth-story walkway in an indoor courtyard.

In an interview with a Las Vegas news station shortly after the accident, a Martinez cousin indicated that the girl got out of the family's hotel room while her mother was in the shower. The adult cousin indicated that the rest of the family was sitting downstairs in the courtyard, and the young girl climbed over the balcony railing in an apparent attempt to reach them.

The Orange County Coroner's Office ruled the death accidental.

Investigators at the time were looking at whether the girl squeezed through the railing bars or climbed over the railing. Police could not determine exactly what happened.

In the lawsuit, attorneys for the family cite unspecified “dangerous, defective and unsafe” conditions at the hotel.

Attorneys for Urban Commons Frontera and UCF 1, the hotel's owners, and Brighton Management, the property manager, could not be reached for comment.

By SEAN EMERY | PUBLISHED: July 19, 2017 at 8:04 am | UPDATED: July 19, 2017 at 7:54 pm

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