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Brothers used candy to keep girls they molested quiet, DA says

Eduardo and Cristobal Rodriguez

The Fullerton brothers accused of taking turns molesting young girls in their neighborhood gave their alleged victims candy and ice cream to keep them quiet, prosecutors said.

The Orange County district attorney's office said the brothers would allegedly show the girls pornography before sexually assaulting them.

They were charged this week with sexually molesting a 3-year-old girl and 7-year-old girl on repeated occasions.

The 7-year-old girl told a family member of the alleged abuse in August, prompted an investigation by Fullerton police. The brothers were arrested later that month.

Cristobal Ortiz Rodriguez, 35, and Eduardo Ortiz Rodriguez, 33, on Thursday will be in court to face allegations of lewd acts on a child, sexual penetration of a child and a sentencing enhancement allegation of committing a sexual crime against more than one victim. 

The molestation allegedly occurred from May 2010 to August of this year. 

The girls were allegedly molested in a converted garage, at times separately by the brothers and on other occasions when the two men were together, prosecutors said.

They are each being held on $1-million bail.



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Photo: Cristobal Rodriguez, left, and Eduardo Rodriguez. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office


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