Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sheriff Official's Son Doesn't Want to be Sex Offender : Ex-Sheriff Official's Son Doesn't Want to be Sex Offender.

Santa Ana - Greg Haidl is the son of Orange County Assistant Sheriff Don Haidl, who ran the department's 600-member reserve program while supporting his son against gang-rape charges, and who abruptly resigned thereafter. Greg Haidl who was sentenced to six years in prison after he and two friends were convicted in a 2002 sexual assault of a teenage girl – wants his conviction thrown out.

Haidl, along with his two co-defendants, argue they didn't get a fair trial when they were convicted in 2005 for their roles in the July 5, 2002, videotaped assault on the girl.

The three are asking the appeals court to overturn the conviction, or at least lift a requirement that they register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.