A 28-year-old Garden Grove man awaiting trial for allegedly exposing himself to an underage girl in Orange failed to show up for a court hearing and is now the subject of a warrant, records show.
Huge Cesar Gonzalez-Barbosa was ordered to stand trial ,following a preliminary hearing Sept. 3, on a felony charge of unlawfully attempting to give marijuana to a 12-year-old girl and single misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and child annoyance.
When he failed to appear for arraignment on Tuesday, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
A 12-year-old girl told police the defendant pulled up in a Toyota Sienna minivan April 30 of last year while she was walking home from school and asked her whether she wanted to smoke weed, according to testimony at his preliminary hearing.
When the girl declined and kept walking, the driver asked her if she wanted a ride, but she again refused. The van’s driver then stopped, got out of the vehicle and said, “I will smoke the weed out of you,” according to the testimony.
The girl ran away back to school and told an officer there that someone tried to abduct her.
“She was sweating, she was breathing hard and she was like in a panic type of mode, scared,” Officer Augusto Rocha testified.
On May 1 of last year, the defendant was accused of exposing himself near the city library at 407 E. Chapman Ave. Witnesses gave police a license plate number and investigators traced it back to the defendant with help from surveillance video footage, according to court testimony.