Monday, July 9, 2012

Sexual Assault in the Workplace Extends Even to Government Officials


Santa Ana councilman faces sex assault charges

Carlos Bustamante, a former manager in Orange County's public works department, is accused of groping at least seven female subordinates.

July 04, 2012|By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
  • Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante is taken into custody Monday.
Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante is taken into custody Monday. (Orange County district…)
A Santa Ana city councilman abused his power as a high-ranking county official by targeting and luring at least seven female employees to his office and other locations to hug, kiss and touch them inappropriately over a period of eight years, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Carlos Bustamante, a former administration manager at the Orange County public works department, has been charged with a dozen felonies, including attempted sexual battery, stalking, fraud and six counts of false imprisonment.