Thursday, January 27, 2011

Former deputy sentenced for false abuse claim

WESTMINSTER – A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty Thursday to falsely reporting that her ex-husband was sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl and to firing a gun in her Westminster home.

Patricia Margaret Bojorquez was convicted of a felony count of grossly negligent discharge of a firearm and a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report and was sentenced to a year in jail, according to Orange County Superior Court Records.

On Nov. 18, 2009, Bojorquez called Huntington Beach police to report that her ex-husband was sexually assaulting a 13-year-old relative after prosecutors say she became upset over a child custody
issue. Officers determined that the 13-year-old had not been molested.

On Jan. 9, 2010, Bojorquez's brother and fiancé called police after she fired a gun that pierced the bedroom window of her Westminster home and exited toward a residential street where children were playing, prosecutors said.

Bojorquez was already on DUI probation after previously pleading guilty to driving under the influence on two separate occasions, the Orange County District Attorney's office said.

On Aug. 10, 2009, Bojorquez drove her two children to the Block at Orange with a .19 blood alcohol level, more than twice the legal limit, prosecutors said.

On April 15, 2010, she backed into a parked car while driving in a Huntington Beach parking lot with a blood alcohol level of .27, prosecutors said. A witness reported that she was naked from the waist down and had an open bottle of wine in the cup holder of her car, prosecutors said.

Along with her jail sentence, Bojorquez was sentenced to five years probation, including a term that she not own or possess any firearms, prosecutors said.