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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Case # 15NF2479
Date: September 6, 2017
MAN CONVICTED OF KIDNAPPING AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING WOMAN OUTSIDE FULLERTON NIGHTCLUB
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was convicted yesterday of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman outside of a Fullerton nightclub.
Nelson Mauricio Lunaty Garcia, 34, Chino Hills
Found guilty by jury yesterday of the following counts:
Kidnapping to commit a sex offense
Forcible oral copulation
Sexual penetration by foreign object and force
Sodomy by force
Attempted forcible rape
Attempted kidnapping to commit a sex offense
Carrying loaded firearm on person or in vehicle in public place
Sentencing Allegations Found True
(3) Substantially increased risk of harm to the victim
95 years to life in state prison
Sept. 27, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Department C-37, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana
Circumstances of the Case
On the night of Sept. 2, 2015, Garcia approached Jane Doe in the parking lot of the InCahoots nightclub in Fullerton.
The defendant led the victim to believe he was a peace officer by asking Jane Doe 1 if she had been drinking, administering a fake “field sobriety test” using a tongue compressor and a Q-Tip, and forcing the victim into the backseat of his vehicle.
Garcia kidnapped Jane Doe 1 by binding the victim’s hands together with zip ties to prevent her from escaping the car and driving for several miles.
The defendant drove to a secluded location and sexually assaulted the victim, including but not limited to forcing the victim to orally copulate him, digitally penetrating, and sodomizing the victim.
Garcia then returned the victim to the InCahoots parking lot.
Earlier that same evening, Garcia also approached Jane Doe 2 while she was sitting in her car alone in the Incahoots parking lot.
The defendant asked Jane Doe 2 whether she had been drinking, if she needed water, and if she needed a police escort home. Jane Doe 2 declined and drove away.
On Sept. 9, 2015, two friends of Jane Doe 1 identified the defendant in the Incahoots parking lot and contacted the Fullerton Police Department (FPD), who investigated this case.
FPD located and arrested the defendant at the scene along with a loaded gun, handcuffs, tongue depressors, Q-Tips, and zip ties, including cut zip ties on the rear floorboard of his vehicle.
Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Karyn Stokke, Sexual Assault Unit