MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR RAPING AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING WOMAN WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES IN MEN’S RESTROOM ON COLLEGE CAMPUS

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
Case # 11NF1347


 



May 3, 2011

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
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MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR RAPING AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING WOMAN WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES IN MEN’S RESTROOM ON

COLLEGE CAMPUS

 

SANTA ANA – A man was charged today with raping and sexually assaulting a woman with severe mental and physical disabilities in a men’s restroom on a college campus. Raul Barrientos, 22, Anaheim, is charged with one felony count each of kidnapping to commit a sexual offense, forcible rape, rape of an incompetent person, forcible oral copulation, oral copulation of an incompetent person, four felony counts of sexual penetration by foreign object by force, and sentencing enhancements for kidnapping likely to cause serious harm. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 150 years to life in state prison. The People will be requesting Barrientos be held on $1 million bail at his arraignment today, Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.

 

On April 29, 2011, Barrientos is accused of approaching and following a female student on the campus of Fullerton College. The uncomfortable female student reported the defendant to campus security, who began to look for him as a suspicious person on campus.

 

Meanwhile, Barrientos is accused of approaching a second female, 19-year-old Jane Doe, outside of a restroom on campus. Jane Doe and the defendant did not know each other. The victim takes special education classes at the school and is severely mentally and physically disabled. Jane Doe has a developmental level of a 5 to 6-year-old child, wears leg braces on both legs, and has impaired speech.

 

The defendant is accused of putting his arm around the victim and leading her into a stall in the men’s restroom. He is accused of forcibly sexually assaulting Jane Doe as she cried including forcing the victim to orally copulate him and raping and digitally penetrating her.

 

Barrientos is accused of then leaving Jane Doe in the bathroom, where she was found shortly thereafter by a teacher. The defendant was contacted on campus by security, who were searching for him after the initial complaint from the first female student.

 

Jane Doe was menstruating at the time of the sexual assault, and Barrientos is accused of having the victim’s blood on his hands, clothes, and penis.

 

The Fullerton Police Department investigated this case. Anyone with additional information or who thinks they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794.

 

Deputy District Attorney Mark Birney of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.