SANTA ANA (AP) — A former counselor at Orange County’s shelter for neglected and abused youngsters has been sentenced to three years probation for sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

City News Service says Abner Avila of Lake Elsinore was sentenced Monday after recently pleading guilty to one felony count of sexual penetration by a foreign object. He also was ordered to complete 80 hours of community service.

Authorities say Avila sexually assaulted a 17-year-old he counseled since late 2007 at the Orangewood Children’s Home. He was arrested in May 2008.

Avila could have faced up to four years and four months in state prison if the case had gone to trial.

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Comments (4)
  1. lala63 says:

    GROSS pervert!!!! Three years probation? JESUS. He needs to be castrated and thrown in prison as well. THat is just sick. What the hell is wrong with people.

  2. swhit says:

    Definition of America law: They penalize the good and reward the bad.

  3. Mel says:

    She is 17. Most 17 year old girls are not Virgins. Some even have kids. This was not a child. Damn laws are so Primitive.

  4. Realist58 says:

    What the hell is wrong with 17 year old young ladies wanting to engage in sexual activity with older men? Maybe a little hot for teacher / hot for counselor fun is what she had in mind until she bragged about her exploits. You think maybe just maybe that is why he only got probation? If this is the case , only sounds fair that he got probation, that’s all a female teacher / counselor gets for the same thing.

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