Ivan N. was 17 years old when he admitted that he had touched his 7-year-old adoptive sister (referred to as the “victim”) by using his penis and hands to touch her genital area numerous times over the period of approximately one year. At 17, Ivan N. was considered a minor; his adoptive parents learned of the sexual abuse (molestation) due to an incident that occurred in the home. In April of 2015, Ivan N. was arrested and charged with two counts of committing a lewd act on a minor under the age of 14; he was arraigned and confined at juvenile hall.
The court dismissed one count after Ivan admitted to one count in May of 2015. He admitted that he molested the victim to get back at his parents, and apologized during an interview for his conduct. Ivan was referred to an outpatient or residential facility following a psychological evaluation, a facility offering therapy and programming for treatment of adolescent male sex offenders. It was determined that Ivan was a person described by section 602 who was subject to probation. The probation department prepared a social study, which recommended Ivan, could receive appropriate treatment at a CBO (community based organization).