MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR ALLEGEDLY FORCIBLY RAPING THREE PROSTITUTES AFTER THREATENING THEM WITH A GUN
WESTMINSTER - A man will be arraigned this afternoon on charges of forcibly raping three women and threatening them with a gun after picking them up to engage in prostitution. Oscar David Duenas, 27, Santa Ana, has been charged with three felony counts of forcible rape, two felony counts of forcible oral copulation, and one felony count each of criminal threats, false imprisonment by violence, and second degree robbery. He faces sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a firearm and committing sexual assaults against multiple victims. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison. The DA will be requesting $1 million bail at Duenas' arraignment today, Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at the West Justice Center in Westminster. The Department is to be determined.
It is alleged that on three separate dates between Sep. 20, 2009, and Oct. 2, 2009, Duenas is accused of raping three women, ages 18 to 30 years old, while they were working as prostitutes. He is accused of picking up each victim in Garden Grove and driving them in his Lexus sedan to a bank to withdraw cash. He is accused of driving each victim to a residential area to have sex with them.
Once parked with the victims, Duenas is accused of threatening the women by showing two of the victims a gun and telling the third that he was in possession of a gun. He is accused of forcibly raping all three victims and forcing two of the victims to orally copulate him. Duenas is also accused of stealing Jane Doe #3's money.
Jane Done #1 and Jane Doe #3 both reported the incidents to the police that day. Jane Doe #2 went to the hospital after the rape and police were contacted at that time.
Dress Warm will follow the case and update as needed.