Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Oscar A. Corea- Repeat Sex Offender

A predator convicted of sexually assaulting female job seekers who believed he was an AT&T executive was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison.

Oscar A. Corea, 38, learned his fate in Los Angeles Superior Court shortly after Commissioner Ronald Rose found him guilty of violating his probation for a sentence imposed in November, authorities said.

El Segundo police arrested Corea on Dec. 20 when he met four women in a room at the Hacienda Hotel. The women believed they were interviewing for jobs, El Segundo police Lt. Bob Turnbull said.

The meetings occurred just 21 days after Corea pleaded no contest in Rose's courtroom to one count of assault with intent to commit rape.

Under the plea deal, Corea received a six-year suspended sentence and was placed on probation for five years. He also was given a strike on his record.

The sentence gave Corea credit for the 10 months he spent in county jail following his Jan. 31 arrest and allowed him to be released immediately.

Corea had faced four years in prison for sexually assaulting two women who were enticed with offers of high-wage jobs and company cars. He met one Jan. 8, 2007, in the Hacienda Hotel lobby and another four days earlier in North Hollywood.

When police learned last month that Corea was at it again, detectives intervened. Some of the women, however, said Corea had touched them inappropriately when he hugged them goodbye, Turnbull said.

Long before his arrest in 2007, Corea was listed as a registered sex offender in California for earlier crimes. The Megan's Law Web site listed his convictions as touching a person intimately against her will for sexual arousal and sexual battery.

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