ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 13CF0322
Date: February 27, 2015
SANTA ANA – A foster parent was sentenced today to 18 years and eight months to life in state prison for raping, molesting, and sexually abusing six girls when they were between 9 and 15 years old. Felipe Hernandez, 68, Santa Ana, pleaded guilty on Feb. 13, 2015, to one felony count of forcible lewd act on a child under 14 years old, three felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 15 years old, four felony counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor, one felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse, two felony counts of oral copulation of a minor, one felony count of sexual penetration by a foreign object of a minor, and one felony count of possession and control of child pornography.
The defendant’s wife, Maria Esther Hernandez, 61, Santa Ana, pleaded guilty to one felony count of being an accessory after the fact or having knowledge of a crime. She was sentenced on May 31, 2013, to three months in jail, three years of formal probation, and was ordered to pay restitution (Case # 13CF0803). Continue reading