Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 11NF2618: March 17, 2014
SANTA ANA – Two brothers were convicted today for molesting two little girls, ages 3 and 7 years old, who lived in the same neighborhood. Cristobal Ortiz Rodriguez, 38, Fullerton, pleaded guilty to 11 felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 and four felony counts of continuous sexual abuse. Eduardo Ortiz Rodriguez, 36, Fullerton, pleaded guilty to 15 felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 and two felony counts of continuous sexual abuse. Both defendants are expected to be sentenced to 50 years in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration at their sentencing May 19, 2014, in Department C-45, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
In May 2010, the Rodriguez brothers lived in a converted garage in a home in Fullerton. They gained access to 7-year-old Jane Doe #1 and 3-year-old Jane Doe #2, who lived nearby.
Between May 2010 and August 2011, the defendants molested the two little girls while the defendants were together, one after the other, and on their own at separate times. The sexual conduct included touching, masturbation, digital penetration, oral copulation, and showing pornographic images to the victims.
The defendants groomed the victims and bribed them not tell anyone about the sexual assault with candy and ice cream.
Jane Doe #1 disclosed the sexual assault against her and Jane Doe #2 to a family member in late August 2011, and Rodriguez and Rodriguez were arrested by the Fullerton Police Department (FPD) on Aug. 26, 2011.
FPD investigated this case.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Nicole Nicholson 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