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Garden Grove mechanic sentenced for sexual assaults

A Garden Grove auto mechanic who sexually assaulted five women after luring them into a service pit under the pretense of showing them needed repairs was sentenced today to 14 years in state prison, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

Adrian Montano Fuerte, 39, of Tustin was found guilty by a jury on Aug. 31 of one felony count of forcible rape, one felony count of assault with the intent to commit rape, two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, and one misdemeanor count of battery, according to a news release.

Fuerte had worked as a car mechanic at the Econo Lube and Tune at Knott Street and Chapman Avenue in Garden Grove for roughly three months. The sexual assaults occurred between Oct. 30, 2007, and Dec. 15, 2007. The victims ranged in age from 18 to 60, according to authorities.

The sexual assaults included the forcible rape of Jane Doe #1 and the assault with intent to commit rape against Jane Doe #2, the news release said. Fuerte also sexually assaulted Jane Doe #3, Jane Doe #4 and Jane Doe #5. 

The first two women reported the attacks to authorities. Subsequent media coverage prompted the other victims to come forward.

-- Monte Morin
Comments () | Archives (7)

Apparently he was lubing more than just cars...14 years is a good sentence...

Now how did I know this slimy sick pig had a hispanic name before I read it? How do these criminals get into the country?

Never trust a mechanic if, when he’s working under a car, his shoes are pointing down.

I get it - freedom of speech, but these 3 posts are despicable. TheBigPicture and Richard Deight inappropriately joke about rape. I wonder if you've ever known a rape survivor. RabidinL.A. assumes the criminal is an illegal immigrant without any evidence of that fact. Comments such as these are common on news articles. They increase my concern about the current state of humanity.

Another of an ever increasing instance of inadequate acculturation. In Mexico such encounters are a big ho-hum.

Heather's just mad because she didn't get serviced there.

Typo - A-s-s-a-u-l-t-s.
Editor's note: Headline fixed. Thanks....


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