SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for using Instagram to find the addresses of at least 33 female Orange County college students and stealing their underwear and other belongings.
Arturo Galvan pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree residential burglary, one count of attempted first-degree residential burglary and a misdemeanor count of resisting and obstructing a peace officer, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
The remaining counts were dismissed as part of the plea deal negotiated with prosecutors.
The 44-year-old Menifee man was charged in January with 33 felony counts of first-degree burglary and one count of attempted burglary and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and vandalism.
Many of the victims lived in sorority-owned housing at Chapman University and Cal State Fullerton.
Galvan stole underwear, photos, planners, jewelry, laptop computers and tablet devices, according to prosecutors.
The burglaries began in late May 2014 and continued through early December of last year, when a Fullerton police officer interrupted the suspect as he was peeping into a window.
Galvan got away from the officer but was arrested later that day while trying to break into a car.