MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTING TO MURDER EX-GIRLFRIEND WHILE OUT ON BAIL IN SEPARATE CASE FOR RAPING THE SAME VICTIM

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Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


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

For Immediate Release
Case # 09HF0875

 


 

June 9, 2009

Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

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

MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTING TO MURDER EX-GIRLFRIEND WHILE OUT ON BAIL IN SEPARATE CASE FOR RAPING THE SAME VICTIM

 

NEWPORT BEACH – A man has been charged with attempting to murder his ex-girlfriend, rendering her in serious condition, while out on bail on another felony case for raping the same victim. Mark Alan Jarosik, 43, formerly of Ladera Ranch, was charged today with additional counts including one felony count of attempted murder with premeditation and deliberation, one felony count of residential burglary, one felony count of corporal injury of a former cohabitant, one felony count of dissuading a witness, two misdemeanor counts of violating a protective order, and sentencing enhancements for great bodily injury inflicted during domestic violence and crime-bail-crime. The enhancement for “crime-bail-crime” is when a defendant commits a felony while out of custody on bail for another felony.

 

Jarosik also faces charges from a previous related criminal case in May 2009, including one felony count of forcible rape and one felony count of attempted sodomy by force. If convicted on all counts, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 29 years to life in state prison. Jarosik is being held without bail and is expected to be arraigned this morning, Tuesday, June 9, 2009, in Department H-1, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.

 

On May 15, 2009, Jarosik went to the Ladera Ranch home of his ex-girlfriend, 41-year-old Jane Doe, with the permission of the victim to use her computer. The defendant and the victim had broken up approximately one month prior after living together and dating for several years.  Jane Doe left for dinner with friends and returned at approximately 9:00 p.m. Jarosik is accused of getting into a verbal argument with the victim, who thought she had seen the defendant drive past the restaurant where she had been having dinner to spy on her.  The defendant is accused of escalating the verbal argument into a physical attack, forcibly raping and attempting to sodomize the victim.

 

On May 16, 2009, Jane Doe told a friend about the rape and reported it to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department later that night. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office filed rape charges on May 18, 2009.

 

On May 19, 2009, Jarosik appeared in court for an arraignment. Bail was set for the defendant at $100,000, the pre-determined bail based on the charges. Jarosik did not enter a plea and a continued arraignment date was set for June 5, 2009, to allow for the Orange County Public Defender’s Office to assign an attorney to represent him.  A protective order was issued at that time requiring Jarosik to stay more than 200 yards from Jane Doe at all times and to have no contact with the victim directly or through a third party.

 

On Friday, June 5, 2009, Jarosik appeared in court for his continued arraignment. The defendant, who was still in custody on $100,000 bail, pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault charges and pre-trial and preliminary hearing dates were set for July 2009. At approximately 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2009, Jarosik is accused of posting $100,000 bail using money provided by family living out of state.

 

At approximately 10:50 a.m. on June 7, 2009, Jarosik is accused of attempting to break into Jane Doe’s home by putting his hand through a window near the