Alameda County District Attorney's Office
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

Meet DA Nancy E. O'Malley

January 2017

People v Joseph Ochoa Jan 23, 2017

On January 6, 2017, a jury found Joseph Ochoa guilty of 8 counts of child sexual assault.

In August 2005, Defendant Ochoa moved into an apartment in Newark with his new girlfriend (Jane Doe’s mother) and 7 year-old victim Jane Doe. Defendant Ochoa eventually married Jane Doe’s mother, and lived with them over the next 8 years in various apartments and homes in Newark, Hayward, and Tracy.

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DA Unveils Anti-Trafficking Billboards Jan 19, 2017

Billboard Campaign Unveiled to Combat Human Exploitation & Trafficking of Children

Oakland, CA - Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley introduced 2017’s public awareness campaign that directly confronts the buyers of child sex trafficking victims and the need for men to fight child exploitation.

This campaign, timed to coincide with National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, marks the third year in which a billboard campaign raises awareness of the commercial sexual exploitation of children in Alameda County, the region and the state. The work is the result of a collaborative effort between the District Attorney’s Office and Clear Channel Outdoor, and the billboards appear on roadways and in neighborhoods throughout the County of Alameda.

“I remain dedicated to fighting the epidemic of commercial sexual exploitation. One clear fact is that the singular driving force behind sex trafficking is demand. We hope that the messages on the billboards will highlight this stark reality and engage more people to join our effort to put a stop to this crime,” says DA O’Malley.

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People v Michael Jose Monert Jan 11, 2017

On December 14, 2016, a jury found defendant Michael Jose Monert guilty of the first degree murder of Pamela Sanders, the second degree murder of Debra Adkins, and the second degree murder of Janice Flahiff, plus enhancements.

Defendant Monert was a serial murderer of prostitutes in Oakland during the late 1980s and early 90s. While awaiting trial for the murder of Pamela Sanders, Defendant Monert confessed to murdering two more women. During his confessions he provided details that only the killer would know. Some of these details included the manner of death, location of where the murders took place, and where he dumped the bodies.

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