MAN CONVICTED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FIVE FEMALES, INCLUDING RAPING TWO MINORS, AFTER GIVING THEM ALCOHOL

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Case # 09CF2979






August 5, 2013

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MAN CONVICTED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FIVE FEMALES, INCLUDING RAPING TWO MINORS, AFTER GIVING THEM ALCOHOL

 

SANTA ANA – A man was convicted today of sexually assaulting five females, including raping a 14-year-old and 17-year-old girl, after giving them alcohol. Max Danilo Martinez, 33, Corona, was found guilty by a jury of three felony counts of forcible rape, one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object by force, one felony count of rape of an unconscious person, and sentencing enhancement allegations for sexual crimes against multiple victims. He faces a minimum sentence of 63 years to life in state prison and a maximum sentence of 68 years to life in state prison at his sentencing. The sentencing date is to be determined and will be set at a hearing Aug. 16, 2013, in Department C-43, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

 

The jury was unable to reach a verdict for a sixth victim, Jane Doe #5, on one felony count each of forcible rape, sexual penetration by foreign object by force, and oral copulation by force.

 

On May 6, 2000, Martinez picked up 14-year-old Jane Doe #1 and her friend from The Outlets at Orange and offered them a ride. He purchased alcohol for the victim and took the girls back to his apartment. The defendant drove Jane Doe #1’s friend home and returned to his apartment with the victim to continue drinking. Martinez forcibly raped the victim.  Jane Doe #1 reported the crime to the Orange Police Department (OPD).

 

On Jan. 10, 2002, Martinez was an assistant manager at a store in the Westminster Mall. Martinez invited his co-worker, 18-year-old Jane Doe #2, to have a drink with him and other employees after their shift. Martinez purchased alcohol for the victim and met her alone in a motel room. The defendant forcibly raped the victim. The victim reported the crime to the Westminster Police Department (WPD).

 

On Oct. 11, 2005, Martinez drove up to 18-year-old Jane Doe #3 as she was walking on Fairview Avenue in Garden Grove. The victim recognized Martinez as a customer from the restaurant where she worked. Martinez offered the victim a ride and dropped her off at home. The next day, Martinez picked up Jane Doe #3 from work and again offered her a ride home. Martinez drove to a liquor store and bought alcohol for the victim. Martinez took the victim to a motel in Orange and gave her alcohol. The defendant digitally penetrated Jane Doe #3. The victim reported the crime to OPD.

 

On March 20, 2008, Martinez drove up to 17-year-old Jane Doe #4 as she was walking on 6th Street in Corona and offered to give her a ride home. Martinez drove to a liquor store to buy alcohol and mixed an alcoholic drink for the victim while they were in the car. The defendant raped the victim after she passed out. Martinez drove the victim to a vacant parking lot and dropped her off. The victim reported the crime to the Corona Police Department (CPD).

 

On April 22, 2008, Martinez is accused of driving up to 23-year-old Jane Doe #5, who was walking on Tustin Ave