Son of ex-assistant sheriff loses bid to have sexual assault conviction overturned
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to review a petition by the son of a former Orange County assistant sheriff and his accomplices to have their sexual assault convictions overturned.
Greg Haidl, 25, the son of former Assistant Sheriff Don Haidl, was convicted five years ago of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2002. Greg Haidl and his two accomplices, Keith Spann and Kyle Nachreiner, both 25, were minors when they sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl while she was passed out on Haidl's pool table in his garage in Corona del Mar.
The boys assaulted the girl with a variety of objects including a pool cue, a Snapple bottle and lit cigarette. The group videotaped the attack, which a friend later found and turned over to police.
The men were seeking to have their convictions overturned because some testimony about the girl's sexual past was not allowed at trial. They were also seeking to not have to register as sex offenders.
The group petitioned the Supreme Court in May. The court had 90 days to decide whether to hear their case, but declined.Read the full story here.