|For Immediate Release
Case # 06HF2071
April 7, 2011
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
MAN CONVICTED OF FORCIBLY SODOMIZING THREE WOMEN, TWO OF WHOM HE MET THROUGH ONLINE “MILLIONAIRE” DATING SITE
SANTA ANA – A man was convicted today of forcibly sodomizing three victims, two of whom he met online at MillionaireMatch.com. Joseph Raymond Garcia, 51, Irvine, was found guilty by a jury April 7, 2010, of six felony counts of sodomy by force, two felony counts of forcible rape, and faces a sentencing enhancement allegation for forcible sex crimes against multiple victims. He faces a maximum sentence of 120 years to life in state prison at his sentencing May 20, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-30, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
Between March 2005 and October 2006, Garcia met two women through an online dating service at www.MillionaireMatch.com. He created a personal profile claiming to have an annual income over $200,000 and described himself as “sophisticated, charming,” and “strikingly handsome.” Garcia met his third victim at the United States Postal Service, where she worked. The victims ranged in age from 22 to 42 years old.
In each case, the defendant arranged to go on a date with the victim and then return with her to his Irvine apartment. Once inside his home, Garcia forcibly sodomized Jane Doe #2 and forcibly raped and sodomized Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #3.
The victims reported the sexual assault against them at various times and the Irvine Police Department investigated this case.
Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Walker of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.