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Santa Ana city councilman and a former Orange County executive was arrested and charged Monday with more than a dozen counts, including assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said.
District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will detail the criminal charges Tuesday against Carlos Bustamante, who resigned from his post as director of administrative services for O.C. Public Works in October after an internal investigation into accusations he had sexual encounters with his employees.
Here’s more details from KABC TV, Los Angeles.
Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante was arrested on several charges Monday, including sexual battery, assault, stalking and false imprisonment.
According to a release by the Orange County District Attorney, Bustamante was charged with:
- Six felony counts of false imprisonment
- Three felony counts of assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense
- One felony count of stalking
- One felony count of attempted sexual battery by restraint
- One felony count of grand theft by false pretense
- One misdemeanor count of battery
- One misdemeanor count of assault
- One misdemeanor count of sexual battery
- One misdemeanor count of attempted sexual battery
There was a sentencing enhancement allegation for committing the offenses as a result of sexual compulsion and for the purpose of sexual gratification, the release said.
More information will be released Tuesday morning, officials said.
Bustamante, a married father of three, was first elected to the City Council in November 2004. His term will end this November.