Children's Law Center of California Employee Arrested for Unlawful Sex; BriberyFULLERTON, Calif. – Foster youth law center case manager Morris Leroi Brinker III, 31, of Corona was arrested in July for allegedly having unlawful sex with a 16-year-old girl who he was overseeing, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA).
Now the Brea Police Department and OCDA also believe there could be more victims.
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Brinker is also accused of allegedly bribing the victim in an effort to get her to recant her statements to police.
Brinker, who was employed with the Children's Law Center of California as a case manager, worked with foster children who had been abused or neglected. These are young people who are involved with the Los Angeles County Dependency Court system, the report said.
The victim was apparently assigned to Brinker and on June 29, 2017 he allegedly had unlawful sex with the teenager in his vehicle at a Brea parking lot.
Police arrested Brinker at his Corona home on July 3, 2017. He subsequently posted bail and was released. He is also accused of attempting to dissuade the victim from testifying and trying to bribe her from speaking out against him in court. Police arrested him for a second time on July 17 -- this time in Fullerton. He is being held on a $1 million bail.
A pretrial hearing is set for 8 a.m. on Nov. 3 at the Department N-3, North Justice Center in Fullerton.
There could be more victims out there and investigators are asking them to contact Brea Police Detectives at 714-671-4438.
Attorney James Johnson who represents plaintiffs in sexual assault cases said Brinker never should have been entrusted to work with trouble youth due to previous convictions
"This employee had been convicted in 2005 of second degree robbery and shooting at an inhabited dwelling in San Bernardino, " Johnson said. "The facility that hired him could be held accountable for putting young people at risk under these circumstances."