A Saugus man, and register sex offender, was sentenced to two years in state prison Thursday for oral copulation with a minor, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.
Keane Dean, 26, of Saugus, was convicted of one count of oral copulation of a person under 16, said Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. He will also register as a sex offender for the duration of his lifetime.
The charge of performing a lewd act on a child was dismissed in court Thursday.
The parents of a young, developmentally disabled teenage girl reported her missing to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 9:30 p.m. after they discovered her missing from home.
While patrol deputies searched the community, investigators checked her phone records.
Deputies called a phone number found on her phone records, and a man, later identified as Dean, answered the phone. He denied knowing the whereabouts of the missing girl.
Sheriff’s deputies went to the home of the suspect, where they were allowed inside by the suspect’s parents. Deputies soon found the victim inside the garage prior to 2 a.m.
The victim told deputies she had been befriended by the suspect the previous day while at a grocery store in the Santa Clarita area and that he had sexually assaulted her, according to sources.
Dean is a registered sex offender with a conviction for indecent exposure in the city of Glendale. He is serving parole for burglary.