Cops look for more victims of suspected MySpace.Com rapist
FULLERTON, California - Police are seeking additional potential victims of a man who met women on MySpace.Com and allegedly used date-rape drugs before sexually assaulting them.
“The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying potential additional victims of a Yorba Linda man who is charged with raping three women,” said the district attorney’s office.
“ Jason Ara Erpinar, 20, is charged with two felony counts of rape by use of drugs, one felony count of forcible rape, and a sentencing enhancement allegation for sexual crimes against multiple victims,” said a statement.
If convicted, Erpinar faces a maximum sentence of 45-years to life in state prison.
Erpinar is being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled for pre-trial on Friday, Dec. 11.
Erpinar is also charged with one felony count of first degree residential burglary and one felony count of receiving stolen property in an unrelated case.
Authorities said Erpinar is accused of meeting 18-year-old Jane Doe #1 on the social networking website MySpace.
“He is accused of contacting the victim by phone and email and inviting her to a party in La Habra. At the party on March 7, 2009, Erpinar is accused of taking the victim to a bathroom and raping her while she was prevented from resisting by an intoxicating substance,” said the DA.
”On March 26, 2008, Erpinar is accused of inviting 22-year-old Jane Doe #2 to a hotel room after meeting her on MySpace. He is accused of raping Jane Doe #2 in Newport Beach after she was prevented from resisting by an intoxicating substance,” said the statement. “ Jane Doe #2 woke up the next day with a cracked tooth and scrapes on her face.”
During an investigation by the La Habra Police Department, the suspect’s ex-girlfriend, 17-year-old Jane Doe #3, was contacted.
Between August 2006 and October 2007, Erpinar is accused of forcibly raping her on several occasions while being physically abusive in their relationship.
Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Tim Craig at (714) 347-8558.
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