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Luis David Hidalgovillalta

Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 2, 2014

Case # 14WF3294


*OCDA is seeking additional potential victims in this case

WESTMINSTER – A dental assistant is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow for committing lewd acts on an underage male patient. Luis David Hidalgovillalta, 20, Anaheim, was charged today with one felony count of committing a lewd act upon a child under the age of 14. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. He is out of custody on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in Department W-2, West Justice Center, Westminster.

At the time of the crime, Hidalgovillalta worked as a dental assistant at Healthy Smiles dental facility in Garden Grove.

On Aug. 4, 2014, Hidalgovillalta is accused of committing lewd acts upon 8-year-old John Doe while the victim was scheduled for an appointment with his dentist.

John Doe’s parents reported the sexual assault to another staff member at the dentist’s office who then contacted the Garden Grove Police Department (GGPD). GGPD investigated this case arrested the defendant later that day.

Anyone with additional information or who thinks they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Paul Carvo at (714) 347-8794.

Deputy District Attorney Lexie Elliott of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701


Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Director of Public Affairs
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486

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