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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Molesting Girl

Fiancé allegedly walks in on man while he was having sex with a 12-year-old girl.

Glendora Police arrested a man Saturday afternoon after he was accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl.

Arrested was Jami Ortiz, 39, on suspicion of child molestation and unlawful sex with a minor, according to a Tribune article. Ortiz is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail, according to county booking records.

Ortiz has since been transferred to the Inmate Reception Center in Los Angeles.

Police were alerted to the incident around 4:13 p.m. after the fiancé allegedly arrived home to her residence in the 600 block of South Scott Place and walked in on Ortiz having sex with the underage girl, according to scanner reports.

Police arrived and learned fellow neighbors had held the man to keep him from leaving, police said.

Ortiz is scheduled to appear in West Covina Superior Court Aug. 7.

Secret I'm Listed August 07, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Shelly - My sister was a nurse and a state certified advocate for SARS (Sexual Assault Response Service) affiliated with a hospital in Lancaster, CA. As an advocate she would be called in to assist with and provide a victim with emothional support from the beginning. She would be with the victim from the ER through the interview and exam process and would accompany him/her to court for the entire trial. With this support, in most cases victims will testify and the perp is convicted. I don't know if Glendora has such a program, but it should. These victims, especially the younger ones, need this support...not just for emotional help, but also to ensure that the SOBs are convicted and sentenced. I hope she has a good support system in her corner.
Mother of 4 August 08, 2012 at 02:44 PM
She does have a good support system. He was sentenced yesterday to 6yrs. When the child is under 14 years of age it is called child molestation because it carries a stiffer sentence.
Elizabeth August 09, 2012 at 12:39 AM
agreed
Elizabeth August 09, 2012 at 12:42 AM
$250,000 bail seems very low for this type of offense. Although I do not condone drug use, I do not understand why drug offenders often have bail amounts close to this and even higher. Doesn't seem like a stiff enough penalty. Why would he even be offered bail? Throw away the key!
Secret I'm Listed August 09, 2012 at 02:11 AM
I think you're wrong.

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