MECHANIC CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO WOMEN IN CAR SERVICE REPAIR PIT

OCDASeal

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


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

For Immediate Release
Case # 07WF2829

December 21, 2007

Contact:

Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

MECHANIC CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING

TWO WOMEN IN CAR SERVICE REPAIR PIT

 

WESTMINSTER – A mechanic was charged today with sexually assaulting two women on separate days in the service pit of car repair shop. Adrian Montano Fuerte, 38, Tustin, is charged with forcible rape and sexual battery by restraint. He faces a maximum of nine years in prison if convicted and is being held on $250,000 bail. Fuerte is scheduled for arraignment on January 11, 2008 in Department W-14, West Justice Center, Westminster.

 

On October 30, 2007, Fuerte is accused of luring Jane Doe #1 into a service pit at an Econo Lube and Tune in Garden Grove, where he worked as a mechanic, under the guise of showing her repairs that needed to be performed on her car. Once inside the dark pit with no cameras, Fuerte is accused of raping the victim. On December 14, 2007, Fuerte is accused of luring Jane Doe #2 into the pit using the same excuse and sexually assaulting her by grabbing her breasts and biting her ear.

 

Deputy District Attorney Lynda Fernandez of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

 

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