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Judicial

Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 158

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Fred Mesropi

Child Molestation Prosecutor
270,074 votes (17.94%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure that everyone that comes into my courtroom receive the equitable administration of justice
  • Ensure that victims of crime are treated with respect and made a priority as required by Marsy's law.
  • Ensure that all litigants are treated fairly and with respect.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Child Molestation Prosecutor
Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office (2000–current)
Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office — Appointed position (2000–current)
Senior Law Clerk, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office (1999–2000)

Education

Southwestern University, School of Law Juris Doctor, Law (1999)
California State University, Northridge Bachelor of Arts , History (1996)

Biography

•16 year veteran of the District Attorney's Office.

•Exclusively prosecute Child Molestation, Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence cases.

•Work with child victims to bring them justice and closure.

•Former Gang Prosecutor. 

•Over 50 jury trials, including murder, rape and kidnapping cases.

 

I have had the honor and privilege of serving as Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles, since 2000. My nearly 16 year tenure at the D.A’s office has provided me the opportunity to try over 50 jury trials and serve my county from as far south as Airport Branch and as far north as Antelope Valley Branch.  As a result of a variety of assignments I have had the opportunity to prosecute consequential cases involving child molestation, murder, kidnapping and rape. The breadth of my criminal trial experience expanded considerably after I was given the privilege of working for the prestigious “Hardcore Gang Division” primarily prosecuting gang murder cases.

During the past 3 years I have taken great satisfaction in advocating for a special group of victims of violent crime. Assigned to the “Victim Impact Program” (V.I.P.), I exclusively prosecute cases involving child molestation, adult sex crimes, domestic violence, human trafficking, elder abuse and child abuse. In this capacity, I primarily work with child victims and women survivors of violence.   I have learned a great deal from working with many of the survivors of such crimes and welcome each day as a chance to earn justice and perhaps an opportunity for closure for these victims. 

 

Even though I have prosecuted very serious cases I have always been fair and ethical in all my dealings.  This will continue should I become a member of the bench.  

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Michael Jesic, Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Robert Philibosian, Former District Attorney of Los Angeles County
  • Judge Richard Kirchner, Los Angeles County Superior Court

Elected Officials (8)

  • Judge Alan Schneider, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Judge Hilleri Merritt, Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Judge Susan Speer, Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Judge Michael Kellogg, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Judge Stacy Wiese, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Judge Brian C. Yep, Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Judge Martin Herscovitz, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Judge Joseph Brandolino, Los Angeles County Superior Court

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County ILO (1)

Do you favor alternative, non-jail sentences for non-violent offenders and what options should be available?
Answer from Fred Mesropi:

The sentence for any crime should reflect the act done and the history (psychological, developmental, substance abuse and criminal) of the person who committed it.  Some may need treatment, while some may not be amenable to treatment or other alternatives.  While jail and prison are appropriate for some crimes and defendants they may not be the correct answer for all.  In short, justice requires that all the factors be considered.  It is incumbent on all in the justice system to strive to do all in their power to ensure that justice is served in every case.  There are no one size fits all answers to any non-violent case.  When it comes to non-violent crimes, all viable options that the law allows should be considered.   Only through the close examination of each person and the crime they allegedly committed can one arrive fair and equitable result.   

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Since I am running for non-partisian judicial office, I believe it would be inappropriate to describe my political philosophy.  Each person, who takes the oath of judicial office, should not consider their political views in any way shape or form when addressing any case or matter before them.  They should address each case on its own merits without any regard for their own political or religious philosophy

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