|For Immediate Release
Case # 09HF0875
December 13, 2012
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
MAN SENTENCED TO 31 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR SOLICITING THE MURDER OF EX-GIRLFRIEND WHILE IN CUSTODY FOR FORCIBLY RAPING AND ATTEMPTING TO MURDER HER
SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced today to 31 years to life in state prison for soliciting the murder of his ex-girlfriend and requesting the murder be videotaped so that he could watch it on Christmas. The defendant was in custody for forcibly raping the same victim and then attempting to murder her while out on bail for the rape. Mark Alan Jarosik, 46, formerly of Ladera Ranch, was found guilty by a jury Oct. 25, 2012, of two felony counts of forcible rape, one felony count each of solicitation to commit murder, and attempted murder with premeditation and deliberation, two misdemeanor counts of attempting to disobey a court order, 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.
Sexual Assault Case
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 got into a verbal argument with the victim, who thought the defendant was trying to spy on her by driving past the restaurant where she had been having dinner. Jarosik escalated the verbal argument into a physical attack and forcibly raped and attempted 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 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 June 6, 2009, Jarosik posted $100,000 bail using money provided by family living out of state.
At approximately 10:50 a.m. on June 7, 2009, Jarosik attempted to break into Jane Doe’s home by putting his hand through a window near the front door of the house. Jane Doe’s two children saw a hand come through the window and yelled. Jarosik fled the scene.
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on June 8, 2009, Jarosik violated the protective order and attacked Jane Doe outside of her home.