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Santa Ana Man Charged with Unlawful Sex with a Minor

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Aug 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Neftali Procopio of Santa Ana was charged with having unlawful sex with a minor and smoking marijuana with a 12-year-old he had just met at 2:00 a.m. Procopio was charged with 1 felony count of PC 288, Lewd Act with a Minor with a sentencing enhancement. If convicted, Procopio faces 9 years, 8 months in state prison.

On August 16, 2010, Procopio, 31, alleged to have met the 12-year-old for the first time while playing basketball at a local school. Later that night, Procopio picked up the minor near her home and parked his car. The two began to smoke marijuana and ultimately began to have sexual intercourse.

Officers noticed the car parked with fogged windows. When they approached, they spotted Procopio with the minor. Procopio is being held on $100,000.00 bail.

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Courtney Pilchman

Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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