Former O.C. school aide convicted in nude photos case
Miguel Antonio Mendoza, 21, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and lifetime sex-offender registration. Prosecutors said they had sought a 3-year prison sentence.
Mendoza, who worked in the after-school program at Villa Park Elementary School, met the victims in 2010 through an Internet cellphone application, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.
Mendoza was charged with with trying to meet the 11-year-old at a store in Fountain Valley to have sex, prosecutors said. But the boy's mother noticed inappropriate text messages and photos from Mendoza on her son's cellphone.
The mother contacted Fountain Valley police, who arrested Mendoza at the store. He had nude photos of the three victims on his cellphone.
-- Robert J. Lopez
Photo: Miguel Antonio Mendoza. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office