Teen tried as an adult is found guilty of raping 9-year-old boy
A teenager charged as an adult was convicted Tuesday of raping a 9-year-old boy with a toy light saber and also forcing another child to rape the victim, authorities said.
Prosecutors charged that the July 2008 sexual assault by Javier Enrique Perez took place in front of other children after the victim was dropped off at a Santa Ana home by his mother to be watched by a friend while she worked, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.
Perez, who was 16 at the time, was also accused of forcing an 8-year-old boy to sexually assault the victim, according to prosecutors.
Perez, now 19, who lives in Riverside is scheduled to be sentenced July 22. He faces up to 30 years to life in state prison.
— Robert J. Lopez
Photo: Javier Enrique Perez. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office.