Lock Up Your Daughters: Today All Three Are Free
On March 10, 2006, Superior Court Judge Frank Briseño sentenced Greg Haidl, Kyle Nachreiner and Keith Spann each to six-year prison sentences for the 2002 videotaped rape and molestation of an unconscious 16-year-old girl. The tape depicted the boys laughing as they sodomized and raped an intoxicated Jane Doe with a Snapple bottle, apple-juice can, lit cigarette and pool cue.
The case made headlines due in large part to Heidl's multimillionaire father, Don Haidl, and Don's political relationship with then-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona. Read R. Scott Moxley's Haidl Gang Rape archive here.
The boys, then just 17 years old, could have been dealt far worse sentences—they each faced a maximum of 14 years in prison—but two of the three young men, Nachreiner and Spann, are free men today.
Kyle Nachreiner will be released from Chuckwalla Prison in Blythe. Known as one of the most remote prisons in the state, Chuckwalla houses around 3,700 inmates but was designed for only 1,738.
And Keith Spann will return home from the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, a males-only prison that, according to the Washington Post, is "under nearly constant lockdown to prevent fights" and has buildings "so antiquated that the electricity is shut off during rainstorms so the prisoners aren't electrocuted."
Greg Haidl was released from Pleasant Valley State Prison in Fresno on Jan. 27 after serving about half of his six-year term in a Coalinga prison.
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