Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
OCDA SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IN IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF MAN CHARGED WITH RAPING INTOXICATED WOMAN AND TEEN
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying potential additional victims of a man charged with raping two women, including a 14-year-old girl, who were unable to resist due to intoxication. Max Danilo Martinez, 29, Corona, is charged with two felony counts of forcible rape and a sentencing enhancement allegation for sexual crimes against multiple victims. Martinez faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in state prison if convicted. He is being held on $250,000 bail and is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
On May 6, 2000, Martinez is accused of picking up then-14-year-old Jane Doe #2 and her friend from The Block at Orange and offering them a ride. He is accused of purchasing alcohol for the victims and taking them back to his apartment. The defendant is accused of driving Jane Doe #2’s friend home and returning to his apartment with the victim to continue drinking. Martinez is accused of raping the victim, who was unable to resist due to alcohol intoxication, and driving her home.
On Dec. 1, 2009, Martinez is accused of spotting 24-year-old Jane Doe #1 walking on Bristol Street in Santa Ana and pulling over in his van to offer her a ride home. He is accused of driving the victim to a liquor store to purchase alcohol and giving her alcohol to drink. When the victim complained of feeling ill, the defendant is accused of moving her to the back of the van and raping her as she told him to stop and was unable to resist due to alcohol intoxication. Immediately after, the victim reported the rape to police.
Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Randy Litwin at (714) 347-8794.
Deputy District Attorney Karen Schatzle of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.