Self-described producer gets 150 days in jail for sexual battery
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge sentenced a self-described entertainment producer to 150 days in county jail after he pleaded no contest to multiple sexual battery counts for repeated unwanted sexual advances on aspiring female talent, city prosecutors said Thursday.
Hector Fuentes, 50, entered the no-contest plea in connection to misdemeanor crimes against three different women. They included one count of sexual battery while being restrained and two counts of sexual battery.
In addition to the jail time, Judge Robert Vanderet sentenced Fuentes to serve 60 months of probation, undergo psychological counseling, register as a sex offender registration and not be alone with female clients.
Fuentes, whose office was in the 4500 block of Valley Boulevard in El Sereno, is scheduled to begin his jail sentence on Aug. 23.
The case dates to August 2010, when an aspiring 30-year-old singer told Los Angeles police investigators that her music producer, identified as Fuentes, touched her breasts and attempted to kiss her during a recording session.
In the course of their investigation, detectives with the LAPD's Hollenbeck Division found two other victims of Fuentes' "repeated unwanted sexual advances," including fondling, city prosecutors said. The women, a 16-year-old and a 22-year-old, were both aspiring models. Prosecutors said in the case of the 22-year-old, Fuentes supplied alcohol and encouraged her to strip and dance for him.
-- Andrew Blankstein
Map: Approximate location of incident, in black, and recent crime reports, in brown. Credit: Crime L.A.