SACRAMENTO—A Sacramento woman was convicted with one misdemeanor count of battery for slapping a support of President Donald Trump at a Make America Great Again rally in Orange County on March 25, 2017 at Bolsa Chica State Beach.
Jessica Aguilar, 23, was convicted of the battery charge on August 14.
According to Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Aguilar was sentenced to 20 days in jail, community service, and three years probation by Orange County Superior Court. Prosecutors stated that jail time would be vacated if Aguilar completes community service via Cal Trans.
The Caltrans Work Program provides courts, probation departments, and judicial officers with a viable work option of community service as an alternative to fines and/or incarceration to misdemeanor offenders in Orange County.
YouTube video via Fox News states that over 2,000 Trump supporters gathered for the rally at Bolsa Chica State Beach.
“The Orange County District Attorney’s Office does not condone random acts of violence.
With political dissension on the rise across the country, it is important to remember that the right to protest is afforded to everyone; no one has the right to commit an act of violence against someone because they don’t agree with their views. If someone chooses to commit violence, they will be prosecuted,” said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer.
There were two others during the counter-protest who were apprehended by authorities for using pepper spray on Trump supporters at the rally.