Sex crimes carry a huge emotional toll. While Mission Viejo is relatively safe, it's not immune sex slavery, prostitution or pedophilia.
Here are two stories from 2012 that deal with the topic of sex crimes.
Punishment Stands for Man Guilty of Kissing 12-Year-Old
A Mission Viejo man found guilty of a lewd act on a child will still be able to own toys and video games, but his house arrest stands based on a ruling by the California Court of Appeals in Santa Ana filed Friday.
Judson Gillard Lee was convicted by a jury of passionately kissing a neighbor girl on two occasions between the time she was 12 and 14.
Fighting Sex Slavery in Orange County
Their victims are young, poor and often female, and usually share their ethnic backgrounds.
They are pimps and human traffickers, modern-day slave traders in a black market economy that includes Orange County mansions and whole apartment buildings in Los Angeles.