Defendant Sentenced for Sexual Assault Charges Against 14 Year Old
DATE: September 19, 2022
CASE: Angel Garcia (Case #22FE000667)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Denise Halstead, Adult Sexual Assault Unit
The Honorable Carlton Davis sentenced Angel Garcia to 9 years and 4 months in prison. On July 5, 2022, Garcia pled to sodomy of a person under 16 years old, oral copulation of a person under 16 years old, anal & genital penetration by a foreign object of a person under 16 years old, two counts of lewd act upon a child and possession of child pornography with a prior.
In November 2021, the then 26-year-old Garcia met and began a relationship with the then 14-year-old victim through a social media app. Garcia eventually asked the victim to meet him. When the victim met Garcia, he drove the victim to a secluded location and engaged in numerous sexual acts with her. Garcia was fully aware the victim was only 14 years old. After multiple meetings, Garcia was caught and arrested. The investigation revealed that during the relationship, Garcia requested and received and sent nude and sexually explicit photographs of the victim. Garcia was previously convicted of possession of child pornography.