Courts & Law

12-year sentence for sex offender

A CYPRESS man was sentenced to 12 years in state prison after pleading guilty to 25 counts of sex offenses with underage girls.

An investigation begun in 2013 by Garden Grove and Cypress police culminated in the sentencing Monday of a 47-year-old man to 12 years in state prison for a variety of sex acts with minor girls.

Micheal Theodore Mordaunt of Cypress received his sentence at Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, he pleaded guilty on Feb. 9, 2017 to a total of 25 felony counts. In addition to his prison sentence, he will be required to be registered as a lifetime sex offender.

MICHAEL MORDAUNT (OCDA photo).

Mordaunt created several accounts on social media posing as a teenage boy. He contacted girls – mostly in the 12- to 16-year-old range ­ – through MySpace and Facebook but also through text messages and phone calls. The conversations were sexually explicit and he attempted to meet with the girls.

“On multiple occasions, Mordaunt committed lewd acts on the multiple Jane Does,” according to the OCDA.

After Garden Grove and Cypress police began their inquiries, they were joined in the investigation by police in Anaheim, La Palma, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach, as well as county and federal agencies. At the time of the crime, Mordaunt was working in the information technology department of the Boeing Company in Seal Beach.

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