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O.C. nursing instructor accused of groping 3 teenagers sentenced

August 17, 2012 |  9:44 pm

6a00d8341c630a53ef014e8b3224f1970d-250wiA 46-year-old Orange County nursing instructor was sentenced to four months in jail for sexually touching three female teenage students, who were 17 and 18 years old.

Alfredo Fernandez Gonzalez, a certified nursing assistant and resident of Orange, was accused of placing his hands on the students’ hips, kissing them on the neck and pulling the females toward him. He allegedly grabbed and touched their buttocks "under the guise of simulating nursing procedures," a statement by the district attorney's office said.

He talked about dating them and told them they had attractive bodies, the statement said.

The teens were in a nursing technical education course, known as a Regional Occupational Program, at Park West Care and Rehabilitation Center in Santa Ana. The program provides career training to high school students and adults.

The females told their mothers about the touching, which, according to prosecutors, occurred over a two-month period in the spring of 2011. They then notified Santa Ana police.

Gonzalez’s sentence came after he pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of lewd conduct. In addition to 120 days in jail, he is to receive three years of probation.

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Photo: Alfredo Gonzalez. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office

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