Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 10WF2451: November 22, 2013
SANTA ANA – A police officer was sentenced today to 12 years in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration for forcibly sodomizing three women, all of whom he knew in a dating capacity. Jesse Andrew Green, 36, Huntington Beach, was found guilty by a jury Sept. 6, 2013, of three felony counts of forcible sodomy. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on one felony count of rape.
At the time of the crime, Green had been a police officer with the Garden Grove Police Department since 2006. The defendant also worked for the Calexico Police Department from 2004 to 2006.
Between April 2006 and November 2009, while working as a police officer, Green dated Jane Doe #1, Jane Doe #2, and Jane Doe #3. On one occasion with each victim, the defendant became suddenly aggressive while having consensual encounters and physically restrained and forcibly sodomized the victim. He made derogatory and intimidating statements to frighten them, including calling them sluts and other derogatory names and telling them that he had herpes or AIDS and that he had transmitted the disease to them.
The Orange County District Attorney filed charges against Green for the sexual assault of Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 in October 2010. Based on media coverage of the case, Jane Doe #3 came forward and additional charges were filed.
A fourth victim, Jane Doe #4, also came forward to report that she had been raped by the defendant in 1998. While charges could not be filed in that case due to the statute of limitations, Jane Doe #4 did testify in the trial against Green to show his pattern of aggressive sexual abuse.
All of the victims told law enforcement that they were extremely reluctant to report the sexual assault, fearing that Green may use his position as a police officer to retaliate against them. The victims did not know each other.
Huntington Beach Police Department investigated the case involving Jane Doe #1, Jane Doe #3, and Jane Doe #4. Santa Ana Police Department investigated the case involving Jane Doe #2.
At the sentencing today, one of the victims spoke and two of the victims provided written victim impact statements to the court. All of the victims explained that they trusted Green because he was a police officer and appeared to be a nice, respectful gentleman. Instead, he lured them and betrayed them by not only violating their trust and sexually assaulting them, but causing them to fear for their lives and degrading them with violent and derogatory language.
Green’s mandatory lifetime sex offender registration bars him from entering County recreational areas and City parks which have passed the Sex Offender Ordinance. Visit www.orangecountyda.com to read the prior press releases on the County’s Sex Offender Ordinance as well as the 14 other cities that have enacted the Child Safety Zone Ordinance.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Nicole Nicholson and Deputy District Attorney Eric Scarbrough prosecuted this case.
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney 401 Civic Center Drive West Santa Ana, CA 92701