Convicted gang member Victor Joseph Espinoza was sentenced this week to 32 months in prison after pleading guilty to grabbing a 10-year-old boy and sniffing his arm pit.
Espinoza pleaded guilty to a false imprisonment charge.
In exchange for his guilty plea, charges of street terrorism and a sentencing enhancement for gang activity were dismissed.
The boy and his 19-year-old cousin were walking to the boy’s soccer practice on a bike trail by a park about 7:20 p.m., Oct. 4 2012.
The 425-pound Espinoza grabbed the boy and sniffed his arm pit, but the child managed to get loose.
His cousin shouted at Espinoza and the two then ran to the soccer field and told the boy’s coach what happened.
The coach caught up with Espinoza and tackled him, but he managed to get free, run away and hide behind a tree
but he was located by the Santa Ana Police helicopter and arrested.
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