Lady Justice 4 16-9

A man who pleaded guilty to pulling down the pants of 10 women in Santa Ana and Tustin over a three-month period faces up to a year in jail and lifetime registration as a sex offender, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Gary Dalton Derusha, in accepting a plea deal from prosecutors on Wednesday, admitted two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery, felony stalking and misdemeanor resisting arrest, according to Senior Deputy District Attorney Robert Mestman.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 6.

In all of the cases, Derusha encountered the victims in public places and pulled down their pants and grabbed their buttocks, Mestman said. In one case, a victim was targeted twice, prompting the stalking charge, Mestman said.

The groping happened in May through July of 2013.

City News Service

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