May 26—The two-story, four-bedroom house west of the Ladera Golf Course is mostly a blur on Google Earth, intentionally erased to hide what appears to be an open garage door.
If only blurring could erase what detectives say occurred inside that home.
The Attorney General’s Office this week announced that it has filed four more charges of child sexual exploitation against one of the home’s occupants. Joshua Vigil, 29, was already charged in January on 17 counts that include rape and criminal sexual contact of a minor and child exploitation by manufacturing child pornography. The four additional charges also involve child porn.
Most of the 21 charges center on a 5-year-old boy who prosecutors say was forced to perform sex acts, once while watching cartoons on Nickelodeon, while Vigil photographed or videotaped the incidents, later sharing them on his Google account and a cloud-based storage server.
Vigil treated the boy “as his own child” and frequently had him spend the night, Vigil’s mother, who also lives at the house, told investigators. One of the boys’ mothers also told investigators that Vigil was a father figure to her son.
What investigators sayVigil did to the boy is horrific enough, but what the criminal justice system does to victimized children is another form of horror.
Eliza Sultan knows that because her two children had to testify against their father, her ex-husband, who was accused of sexually abusing them when they were 2 and 4.
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