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Former Drug Rehabilitation Program Worker Is Sentenced Sexually Assaulting Client Of Program

 

 

MADISON - Armando Orozco was sentenced today for a conviction of one count of second degree sexual assault, a Class C Felony.  Orozco had entered a plea of guilty to the charge on February 3, 2009.  Today, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Conen sentenced him to two years of initial confinement and three years of Extended Supervision. In addition, Orozco is to undergo AODA, maintain absolute sobriety, give a DNA sample, have no contact with the victim, not work with any social service agency, comply with supervision and comply with paternity court orders.

 

The charge stems from Orozco's employment at the United Community Center Latinas Unidas (UCCLU) in Milwaukee.  UCCLU is an entity that provides in-patient/residential drug rehabilitation services to Medicaid Recipients, and others.  The victim, a Medicaid Recipient, was receiving services as a client-resident of the program.  Orozco was the victim's Residential Case Manager.

 

According to the Department of Justice's criminal complaint, Orozco's job duties included taking clients to various appointments outside the facility, which gave him the opportunity to be alone with clients, including the victim.  The victim stated that in the early part of March 2007, Orozco took her on a series of work-related errands and then took her to his home.  Once at his home Orozco told the victim to remove her clothing at which time he had sexual intercourse with her.  The intercourse resulted in pregnancy.

 

During the course of the investigation, a DNA sample was taken from Orozco.  Shortly thereafter Orozco left the State of Wisconsin and re-appeared in Texas.  The DNA test results confirm Orozco to be the father of the child of the pregnancy.  An arrest warrant was issued.  Orozco was arrested in Texas and extradited to Wisconsin to face the allegation.

 

The case was investigated by both the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services and the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Medicaid Fraud Control and Elder Abuse Unit. The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Eric Defort.