Ian Schenkel, CEO of Halliburton International Foods, Charged With Engaging in Prostitution With 2 Teenage Girls

Ian Charles Schenkel, 59, of Newport Beach, was charged Tuesday with six felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor and two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution of a minor involving two girls, ages 15 and 16. A 22-year-old Huntington Beach woman, Amanda Emilia Perez, has also been charged with pimping and pandering for arranging to bring the underage girls to him for sex, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Schenkel is the CEO of Halliburton International Foods, a multi- million dollar corporation.

Schenkel was arrested and released on $100,000 bond. He faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison and 728 days in county jail if convicted on all counts.

According to the District Attorney’s office, Newport Beach police began investigating the case in October 2019 when a man reported his teenage daughter had inappropriate sexual contact with Schenkel. Jane Doe #1 told police Perez would take her to meet men, including Schenkel, who would pay her to have sex and Perez would take a cut of the money. Perez is accused of bringing a second teenage girl to Schenkel, who paid the girl to have sex. Perez is also accused of taking a cut of that money.

The Schenkel case  is just more example of the epidemic of child sexual abuse in Southern California. The experienced California child sexual abuse lawyers at Manly, Stewart& Finaldi have represented victims of abuse by corporation executives,  teachers, priests, coaches, doctors and other authority figures  throughout Southern California . They have recovered more than two BILLION dollars in compensation for their clients though settlements and jury verdicts. No organization, corporation or individual is too wealthy or powerful for us to fight on behalf of our clients.

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying additional potential victims of Ian Schenkel. Anyone with information is asked to call Newport Beach Police at (949) 644-3790.