Sacto 9-1-1
July 23, 2013
Man convicted of sexually assaulting disabled teenager

A Sacramento County jury has convicted a 28-year-old man of sexually assaulting a teenage girl who has severe mental and physical handicaps.

Carlos Mesinas on Monday was found guilty of forcible sexual intercourse, rape of a disabled female and commission of a lewd and lascivious act upon a 14-year-old child, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release. The jury also found true the allegation that the victim was 14 years old at the time of the sexual assault.

On June 14, 2012, Mesinas forcibly raped the girl. The victim has cerebral palsy, has severe mental and physical handicaps, and does not move or speak, officials said. Mesinas made a video recording of a portion of the rape using the camera on his cell phone.

On July 7, 2012, the victim's mother found the video of the rape on Mesinas' cell phone and notified the girl's pediatrician, officials said. The pediatrician called the Sacramento Police Department, which subsequently investigated and arrested Mesinas.

Mesinas is to be sentenced Aug. 19 by Superior Court Judge Ben Davidian.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from sacbee.com. While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on sacbee.com and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.



About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at asorci@sacbee.com

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

FOLLOW US | Get more from sacbee.com | Follow us on Twitter | Become a fan on Facebook | Watch Bee news, lifestyle videos | View our mobile versions | e-edition: Print edition online | What our bloggers are saying

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

April 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      

Monthly Archives


Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter

Categories