LAW ENFORCEMENT SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING MAN WHO ASSISTED IN DUMPING INTOXICATED WOMAN IN ALLEY AFTER RAPE BY FRIEND

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
Case # 10CF3221


 



January 7, 2011

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486

LAW ENFORCEMENT SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING MAN WHO ASSISTED IN DUMPING INTOXICATED WOMAN IN ALLEY
AFTER RAPE BY FRIEND

 

SANTA ANA – Law enforcement is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who assisted in dumping an intoxicated woman in an alley after his friend raped her in the back of a car.  Two defendants have been charged in this case and the identity of the third man is unknown. Akeem Jelani Johnson, 27, Tustin, is charged with one felony count of rape by use of an intoxicating substance and faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison if convicted. He is out of custody on $100,000 bail. Bradley Joseph Stelly, 27, Tustin, is charged with one felony count of accessory after the fact and faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison if convicted. He is out of custody on $20,000 bail. Johnson and Stelly are scheduled for a pre-trial hearing Jan. 27, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

 

A fourth man was present with the defendants at the time of the crime. He has been identified by law enforcement but his name has not been released pending further investigation and possible filing of criminal charges.

 

Sometime between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 26, 2010, Johnson, Stelly, and an unidentified friend are accused of talking with 47-year-old Jane Doe, whom they met for the first time that night, at Godfather’s bar in Tustin. The victim was in Orange County from Australia visiting family and was visibly intoxicated, including unsteady balance and difficulty walking without assistance.

 

Johnson is accused of taking the unsteady victim outside to his parked sport utility vehicle (SUV) and putting her in the back seat. He is accused of raping her in his car while she was unable to resist due to intoxication. Stelly and the unidentified friend are accused of standing directly outside the vehicle during the rape knowing that the victim was intoxicated and being assaulted inside.

 

After the rape, Johnson is accused of getting out of the vehicle. The three defendants are accused of lifting partially-clothed Jane Doe from the car by holding her arms and feet in the air and carrying her into the alley on the side of the bar. They are accused of dumping her body on an old, dirty mattress and fleeing the scene. A witness who observed the victim being carried called 911 and provided the license plate number from the defendants’ SUV.

 

Officers from the Tustin Police Department (TPD) responded to the scene and located Jane Doe in the alley on the mattress. She was unresponsive, incoherent, and unable to stand without assistance due to alcohol intoxication.

 

Johnson was arrested later that day based on the license plate number provided by the witness. Stelly was arrested Nov. 29, 2010, after additional investigation by TPD. The identity of the third man is unknown. Surveillance photographs of the man taken inside the bar are available to the media.

 

Anyone with additional information as to the identity of the third man is encouraged to contact Tustin Police Detective Bonnie Breeze at (714) 573-3251 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Randy Litwin at (714) 347-8794.