|For Immediate Release
Case # 09NF3583
March 7, 2012
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
MAN CONVICTED OF FORCING TWO WOMEN TO PERFORM SEX ACTS AFTER THREATENING THEM WITH A WEAPON AND ASSAULTING A THIRD WOMAN
SANTA ANA – A man was convicted today of forcing two women to perform sex acts on him after threatening them with a weapon and assaulting a third woman. Rulin Hernandez Loaeza, 24, Garden Grove, was found guilty by a jury of two felony counts each of forcible oral copulation and criminal threats, one misdemeanor count of physical assault and a sentencing allegation for sexual crimes against multiple victims. Loaeza faces a minimum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison. His sentencing is scheduled for May 4 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-27, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At approximately 6:00 p.m., on Nov. 3, 2009, Loaeza offered 19-year-old Jane Doe #1 a ride home after meeting her outside of a store in a Garden Grove. Loaeza drove the victim in his 4-door sedan to a secluded area and parking. Loaeza then pulled out a weapon and threatened to kill Jane Doe #1 if she did not orally copulate him. After performing the sex act, the victim was able to flee. Jane Doe #1 reported the assault to police.
At approximately 10:30 p.m., on Nov. 18, 2009, Loaeza picked up Jane Doe #2 in Stanton. Loaeza drove the victim in his car to a desolate area and parking. Loaeza then pulled out a weapon and threatened to kill Jane Doe #2 if she did not orally copulate him. An Orange County Sheriff’s deputy drove by Loaeza’s parked car in his patrol car and pulled over after noticing suspicious activity occurring inside the vehicle. Loaeza was arrested at the scene.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., on Dec. 6, 2007, Loaeza followed Jane Doe #3 to the back of her house after she returned home late from work. Loaeza grabbed Jane Doe #3 by the back of her hair as she was opening the door to her home. Jane Doe #3 screamed for help and Loaeza fled the scene. The victim and a family member tried to follow Loaeza but lost sight of him and reported the crime to a nearby police officer.
Deputy District Attorney Katie David of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.