Tuesday, June 12, 2012

California Woman Gets Prison in Sex Case - Updated

(Vacaville, California)
A former city of Vacaville camp counselor convicted in May of having sex with a minor in her care was sentenced Monday to a year in jail and five years of probation.

Katrina Herrador, 22, received credit for one day time served, as she had been out on bail since last August. She must also perform 50 hours of community service and pay more than $2,000 in restitution. She will not have to register as a sex offender.

In handing down his ruling, Solano County Superior Court Judge E. Bradley Nelson acknowledged both the victim's angry parents and the defendant, whose therapists had reportedly described her as immature and sheltered.

"This was a breach of trust," he said. "And every parent's worst nightmare."

Herrador was arrested last August after parents of a 14-year-old boy in her Teen XTreme summer camp spied a suspicious text message on their son's cell phone. It led them to believe he was involved in an "unlawful sexual relationship" with the woman, police said.

Detectives have said the then-21-year-old Herrador admitted to meeting the teen in Vacaville on July 28 and then driving them to her Fairfield home, where the alleged sexual assault took place.

In May, Herrador pleaded no contest to one charge of having sex with a minor and two counts of oral copulation of a minor under the age of 16.
At the close of the proceedings, Herrador was taken to jail.

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California Woman Accused of Doing Camper
[Previous 8/4/11 post]
(Vacaville, California) A 21-year-old summer camp worker, Katrina Herrador, was arrested this week for allegedly engaging in sex with a 14-year-old male camper.
Police Sgt. Denise Quatman said investigators were alerted by the parents of the Fairfield teen when they found suspicious text messages between their son and suspect Katrina Herrador early last Friday morning after the alleged encounter the night before.

Herrador, who is from Fairfield, had been employed part-time by the city of Vacaville at its Teen Extreme camp since May.
Herrador was booked onto custody on Tuesday.

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