Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
October 17, 2008
Susan Kang Schroeder
FORMER PRISON GUARD FACES TRIAL FOR REPEATEDLY AND FORCIBLY RAPING AND ORALLY COPULATING FRIEND’S TWO DAUGHTERS FOR SEVERAL YEARS
SANTA ANA – A former Orange County man will face trial Monday for repeatedly sexually assaulting his friend’s two daughters for several years beginning when the victims were 3 and 6 years old. Richard Doyle Alread, 37, Muskogee, OK, is charged with eight felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14, two felony counts of forcible rape, and two felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child for Jane Doe #1. He is charged with three felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14 and two felony counts of forcible oral copulation for Jane Doe #2. He also faces sentencing allegations for substantial sexual conduct with a child and lewd acts on multiple children. Alread faces a maximum of life in prison if convicted on all counts. Opening statements are expected to begin Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. in Department C-37, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
Between May 1, 1992, and Sept. 1, 1997, Alread is accused molesting Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 on a regular basis including masturbation, oral copulation, and showing the victims pornographic movies and magazines. He is accused of digitally penetrating Jane Doe #1. During that time, Jane Doe #1 was between 6 and 11 years old, and Jane Doe #2 was between 3 and 9 years old.
Between Sept. 1, 1997, and Nov. 30, 1998, Alread is accused of forcibly raping Jane Doe #1 while her mother and Jane Doe #2 were on vacation. He is accused of engaging in oral copulation with Jane Doe #2. In 1998 the defendant moved to Oklahoma.
On June 26, 2006, Jane Doe #1, then 20 years old, contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) to report the sexual assaults against her and her sister. On Aug. 31, 2006, Jane Doe #2, then 18 years old, also spoke to OCSD investigators about the crime. Investigators located Alread living in Muskogee, OK, where he had been working as a prison guard.
While living in Oklahoma, the defendant is accused of molesting two additional victims, 10-year-old Jane Doe #3, and her friend, 10-year-old Jane Doe #4, by engaging in masturbation and oral copulation between 2003 and 2005. He was not charged by Oklahoma officials.
“It took a lot of courage for these victims to come forward as adults and talk about what had happened to them,” said Deputy District Attorney Drew Haughton of the Sexual Assault Unit, who is prosecuting this case. “By coming forward, they have helped to keep other young girls from being victimized.”