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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Case # 13NF2420
Date: January 5, 2018
MAN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE FOR KIDNAPPING AND FORCIBLY RAPING 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND ATTEMPTING TO KIDNAP AND SEXUALLY ASSAULT THREE OTHER VICTIMS AGES 11 TO 16
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole today for kidnapping, forcibly raping, and sodomizing a 14-year-old girl and attempting to kidnap three other victims ages 11 to 16 with the intent to commit sex offenses.
Elias Omar Xicotencatl, 26, Anaheim
Found guilty by a jury on Sept. 28, 2017, of the following felony counts:
Sodomy by force
(3) Attempted kidnapping to commit a sex offense
Assault of a minor with intent to commit sexual offense
Sentencing Enhancement Allegations Found True
(2) Personal use of a deadly weapon
Tying and binding victim
Life in state prison without the possibility of parole
Register as a sex offender pursuant to PC 290
Circumstances of the Case
On March 31, 2011, Xicotencatl kidnapped 14-year-old Jane Doe 1, who was walking to Loara High School (LHS) in the city of Anaheim.
The defendant drove Jane Doe 1 to an unknown location, blindfolded and tied the victim’s hands and feet, then forcibly raped and sodomized her.
During the morning of Nov. 9, 2012, as 11-year-old Jane Doe 2 and 12-year-old Jane Doe 3 were walking to Ball Junior High School in Anaheim, Xicotencatl attempted to kidnap the victims with the intent to commit a sex offense.
On July 13, 2013, the defendant attempted to kidnap 16-year-old Jane Doe 4 as she was walking to LHS for cross country practice. Xicotencatl assaulted the victim with the intent to commit a sex offense.
Anaheim Police Department investigated this case and arrested Xicotencatl on July 13, 2013.
Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Rick Zimmer, Sexual Assault Unit.