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Bustamante Convicted on Sex Charges

Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante

Former Santa Ana Council member and County of Orange manager Carols Bustamante has been convicted on several charges relating to sexual assault and grand theft of public funds.  Bustamante, a Republican, was once considered the OC GOP’s leading Latino elected official. from the OC Register: As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Carlos Bustamante…

Two Santa Ana Council Members face court decisions.

Carlos Bustamante and Claudia Alvarez

Santa Ana Council member Carlos Bustamante and Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez are expected to appear in separate Superior Court rooms today. Councilman Carlos Bustamante faces the continuation of his arraignment on sexual assault and false imprisonment charges in criminal court. Alvarez is joining the the suit by city commissioner Max Madrid to require the Santa Ana City Clerk to provide Alvarez with nomination paperwork to seek another term on the City Council.

Bustamante Charges Detailed by OC District Attorney

Carlos Bustamante Mug Shot (Photo: Courtesy O.C. District Attorney)

Bustamante is accused of sexually assaulting the victims in his office including hugging them, kissing their mouths and necks, rubbing his face against theirs, grabbing their breasts, touching their bare thighs and moving his hand towards their vaginas, grabbing their buttocks, exposing himself, and masturbating in front of his victims.