A former supervisor at the Orange County animal shelter has been convicted of sexually assaulting six female jail inmates who were working at the shelter to fulfill their sentences.
Frank Martin Bojorquez Jr., 55, of Orange had the women assigned to duties in isolated areas of the shelter where he assaulted them in 2004 and 2005, prosecutors said.
The women, all nonviolent offenders who didn't know one another, testified at the trial that they said nothing at the time of the assaults because they feared how Bojorquez could influence their jail time, prosecutors said. They individually reported the crimes to authorities later.
Bojorquez, who was convicted in Orange County Superior Court of six felonies and five misdemeanors, faces up to 33 years in prison when he is sentenced May 30.