Angel Leonel Alonzo, 22, of Los Angeles, is scheduled to be arraigned today in Orange County Superior Court on charges that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old Irvine girl.
“Alonzo has been charged with three felony counts of oral copulation of a victim under the age of 16, two felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, one felony count of sodomy of a victim under the age of 16, one felony count of sexual penetration by a foreign object of a victim under the age of 16, one felony count of using a minor in the production of child pornography, and one felony count of sending child pornography to a minor,” stated a Sept. 20 news release sent out by the Orange County District Attorney’s office and the Irvine PD. “He has also been charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of child pornography.”
Irvine PD arrested Alonzo on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 19. He faces a maximum sentence of 11 years and six months if convicted on all charges.
“The internet provides predators with unfettered access to children who they can select and groom in order to abuse them,” said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer in the Sept. 20 news release. “As parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors, we must do everything we can to educate our children about the dangers of the internet and prevent them from becoming victimized. And as law enforcement, we will hold these predators accountable.”
Detectives believe there may be other possible victims, and ask that anyone with information regarding with information regarding this case contact Irvine Police Detective Jameson Roberts at (949) 724-7170.
Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He spent a dozen years as Editor of MauiTime, the last alt weekly in Hawaii. He also wrote three trashy novels about Maui, which were published by Event Horizon Press. But he got his start at OC Weekly, and returned to the paper in 2019 as a Staff Writer.