SERIAL RAPIST CONVICTED OF FORCIBLY RAPING FIVE WOMEN AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A SIXTH

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


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

For Immediate Release
Case # 06CF2048


 



February 1, 2011

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

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
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SERIAL RAPIST CONVICTED OF FORCIBLY RAPING FIVE WOMEN AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A SIXTH

 

SANTA ANA – A man was convicted today of raping five women and sexually assaulting a sixth. Sekayi Rudo White, 33, Lake Forest, was found guilty by a jury of 14 felony counts including attempted rape and forcible rape for Jane Doe #1, assault with the intent to commit rape, sexual battery by restraint, and criminal threats for Jane Doe #2, forcible rape and dissuading a witness by force for Jane Doe #3, first degree residential burglary of an inhabited dwelling and two counts of forcible rape for Jane Doe #4, forcible rape, criminal threats, and first degree residential burglary of an inhabited dwelling for Jane Doe #5, and forcible rape for Jane Doe #6. The jury found true the sentencing enhancements and allegations for sexual crimes against multiple victims, rape with the use of a deadly weapon, rape in the commission of a burglary, non-accomplice present during a residential burglary, personal use of a deadly weapon, use of a deadly weapon during a sexual offense, being armed with a deadly weapon during a sexual offense, and crime-bail-crime. The term crime-bail-crime indicates that the defendant committed a crime while out of custody on bail for another criminal case.

 

White faces a maximum sentence of 119 years to life in state prison at his sentencing on April 15, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-45, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

 

Jane Doe #1

On Aug. 13, 2006, White met 22-year-old Jane Doe #1 at a bar in Huntington Beach. He drove Jane Doe #1 to his home in Lake Forest and took her inside. The victim passed out and later woke up in the defendant’s bed with the defendant on top of her. He removed the victim’s pants and panties and unsuccessfully attempted to rape her. Sometime later, White forcibly raped Jane Doe #1. He then dropped her off at a convenience store, where her friend picked her up.

 

Jane Doe #2

On Dec. 23, 2005, White met 44-year-old Jane Doe #2 at a bar at the Irvine Spectrum. The defendant offered the victim a ride home. He drove Jane Doe #2 to her Newport Beach apartment and asked to go inside to use the restroom. White went into the restroom and then exited naked with his penis erect. He pinned the victim down and fondled her breasts as he attempted to remove her pants. White threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the attack. Jane Doe #2 screamed and the defendant grabbed his clothes and fled the scene.

 

White was arrested and charged in October 2006 for the crimes against Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2. He posted $250,000 bail and raped Jane Doe #3 while out of custody.

 

Jane Doe #3

On March 31, 2007, White went to a bar in Lake Forest, where 28-year-old Jane Doe #3 was celebrating her birthday. The victim had met the defendant a few months prior. At approximately 2:30 a.m. on April 1, 2007, Jane Doe #3 was dropped off at home by a friend. White showed up at the victim’s home and knocked on her door. The victim, who was intoxicated due to alcohol consumption, opened the door and White entered. Jane Doe #3 passed out in her bed. When the victim woke up, Wh