MINOR LEAGUE HOCKEY PLAYER IN COURT ON CHARGES OF RAPING UNCONSCIOUS WOMAN AFTER NIGHT OF DRINKING IN NEWPORT BEACH

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Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


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

For Immediate Release
Case # 09ZF0059

 


 

June 5, 2009

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

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
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MINOR LEAGUE HOCKEY PLAYER IN COURT ON CHARGES OF RAPING UNCONSCIOUS WOMAN AFTER NIGHT OF DRINKING IN NEWPORT BEACH

 

SANTA ANA – A minor league hockey player was in court today on charges of raping an intoxicated and unconscious woman in her Newport Beach apartment after a night of drinking at a nearby bar. David Jeffrey McKee, 25, Irving, Texas, is charged with one felony count of rape of an unconscious person and one felony count of rape by intoxication. He faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison if convicted. McKee is out of custody on $100,000 bail and is scheduled for pre-trial on July 10, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-43, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

 

In July 2006, McKee was playing in the American Hockey League for the Portland Pirates. He now plays for the Bakersfield Condors, an affiliate of the National Hockey League (NHL) team, the Anaheim Ducks.

 

On July 12, 2006, McKee and several other male hockey players were staying at a hotel in Orange while in Orange County for a NHL hockey camp. That night, the defendant is accused of going to Woody’s Wharf in Newport Beach with a group of male friends for drinks and meeting 25-year-old Jane Doe. After the bar closed, McKee is accused of going to Jane Doe’s Newport Beach apartment with a group of men and women. Jane Doe, who was intoxicated, went into her bedroom alone to go to sleep.

 

At approximately 4:15 a.m. on July 13, 2006, McKee is accused of going into Jane Doe’s bedroom and raping her while she was unconscious and unable to resist due to her intoxication. Jane Doe woke up during the sexual assault. Jane Doe immediately contacted the Newport Beach Police Department, who investigated this case. McKee was indicted by the Grand Jury on May 11, 2009.

 

Deputy District Attorney Nicole Nicholson of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

 

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