A Santa Ana city councilman abused his power as a high-ranking county official by targeting and luring at least seven female employees to his office and other locations to hug, kiss and touch them inappropriately over a period of eight years, prosecutors said Tuesday. Carlos Bustamante, a former administration manager at the Orange County public works department, has been charged with a dozen felonies, including attempted sexual battery, stalking, fraud and six counts of false imprisonment.
“Each of the victims was afraid that, if they reported the sexual assault, they would be committing career suicide,” said Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas. Full Article
Admin Note: Carlos Bustamante was one the Santa Ana Councilmembers who just a few weeks ago approved a presence and perimeter ban of RSOs in parks, libraries, museums etc in the City of Santa Ana. California RSOL spoke in opposition to the ordinance (Video)