Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
MAN FACES TRIAL FOR FORCIBLY RAPING
THREE PROSTITUTES AFTER THREATENING
THEM WITH A GUN
SANTA ANA – A man faces trial tomorrow for forcibly raping three women and threatening them with a gun after picking them up to engage in prostitution. Oscar David Duenas, 29, Santa Ana, is charged with three felony counts of forcible rape, two felony counts of forcible oral copulation, and one felony count each of criminal threats, false imprisonment by violence, kidnapping to commit a sexual offense, and second degree robbery. He faces sentencing enhancements and allegations for the personal use of a firearm, the personal use of a firearm in the commission of a sexual assault, and committing sexual assaults against multiple victims. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison. Opening statements are expected to begin tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-56, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
On three separate dates between Sept. 20, 2009, and Oct. 2, 2009, Duenas is accused of raping three women between the ages of 18 and 30 years old while they were working as prostitutes. He is accused of picking up each victim in Garden Grove and driving them in his Lexus sedan to a bank to withdraw cash from his account. He is accused of then driving each victim to a residential area to have sex with them.
Once parked with the victims, Duenas is accused of threatening the women by making statements that they were to do as he said and telling one that he would kill her if she didn’t cooperate. He is accused of showing two of the victims a firearm and telling the third that he was in possession of a firearm.
Duenas is accused of forcibly raping all three victims and forcing two of the victims to orally copulate him. He is also accused of stealing Jane Doe #3’s money using force and fear.
Jane Done #1 reported the rape to police the following day. Jane Doe #2 went to the hospital after the rape and police were contacted at that time. Jane Doe #3 reported the rape to police immediately. The victims do not know each other.
The Garden Grove Police Department investigated this case and arrested the defendant Oct. 16, 2009.
Deputy District Attorney Nagy Morcos of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.