FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 18CF3203

Date: November 20, 2018

MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT OF FOUR MINOR GIRLS

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was arraigned yesterday after being charged with sexually assaulting four minor girls.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Matthew Michael Taylor, 21, La Palma

Charged on Nov. 15, 2018, with the following felony counts:

  • (2) Forcible rape
  • (2) Unlawful sexual intercourse with minor
  • Unlawful sexual intercourse
  • Sexual penetration by foreign object
  • Forcible oral copulation
  • Sodomy by force

Sentencing Enhancement

  • Multiple victims

15 years to life in state prison

Pre-trial hearing

Nov. 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana

Bail: $1 million

Circumstances of the Case

  • Taylor is accused of meeting 17-year-old Jane Doe 4 online, then forcibly raping and sodomizing the victim in August 2015.
  • In August 2016, the defendant is accused of again sexually assaulting then-18-year-old Jane Doe 4.
  • During the fall of 2017, Taylor is accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with 14-year-old Jane Doe 2.
  • On March 11, 2018, Taylor is accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with 16-year-old Jane Doe 3, then forcibly raping 15-year-old Jane Doe 1.
  • Jane Doe 1 reported the assault to a family member, who contacted the police.
  • Tustin Police Department investigated this case with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and arrested the defendant on Nov. 16, 2018.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Shiba Etemadian, Sexual Assault Unit

 



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