- Date of Crime: 2007-07-16
- Location of crime:
- Hometown: Poway, DE
- Sex: M
- Age: 13
Jesus Mora Nava
- Sex: M
- Arrest Status: convicted
- Nationality: Mexico
Jesus Mora Nava, a 30-year-old illegal alien, used alcohol to lure a 13 year old boy into the canyon near Meadowbrook Middle School and then sexually assaulted him. Deputy District Attorney Dino Paraskevopoulos said the area where the assault occurred is a large, undeveloped canyon that stretches between the middle school and hills to the west. The area is crisscrossed with dirt paths and ridges surround the canyon on three sides.
The area's physical characteristics frequently attract migrant workers, transients and other homeless people who establish illegal camps in the tall brush that fills much of the canyon, authorities have said.
Meadowbrook students who live in homes on the other side of the ridge have been known to use the area as a shortcut to and from school, although school officials discourage them from doing so.
Paraskevopoulos said the boy was standing outside the school July 16 when he was approached by a stranger, who turned out to be Nava.
The defendant asked the boy in Spanish if he had any drugs, and the teen said no, according to the prosecutor.
Nava left, but came back and offered the boy some beer, which he declined, Paraskevopoulos said. The defendant left again and returned with beer, and the boy had some to drink at that point, the prosecutor said.
Paraskevopoulos said Nava then took the boy with him to a nearby liquor store, where he bought more beer and hard liquor.
Nava then took the victim to a transient encampment near the school and gave him watermelon and more beer before sodomizing the child after he passed out, the prosecutor said.
When the teen came to and started walking away, Nava followed and threatened the boy, telling him that if he said anything about the sexual assault, his family would be killed, Paraskevopoulos said.
Nava admitted to two counts of committing a forcible lewd act on a child under 14 and one count of using false documents to conceal his true citizenship status. Nava agreed to enter into a plea deal that carries a 16-year prison sentence.
Nava will be deported when he finishes serving his sentence, said Paraskevopoulos."(This was) a very difficult case ---- a very difficult case for the victim," the prosecutor said outside court, noting that the plea deal means the victim will not have to testify.
15NOV07, NBC Sandiego
Man Pleads Guilty To Raping Boy Near Schoolhttp://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/14608898/detail.html
16NOV07, North County Times, San Diego
Man pleads guilty to assault of 13-year-old boy