Orange County Porn Star Claims Sheriff's Deputy Raped Her During Traffic Stop

UPDATE, APRIL 20, 3:44 P.M.: Editor’s note: In the original draft of this story, we had a screengrab of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department online homepage, with a caption identifying it as such. That homepage image included basic information and links about the department but also included the picture of a deputy. In no way did the Weekly mean to infer that the deputy pictured was the deputy accused of rape in the lawsuit mentioned in the story, and the story made no mention of the screengrab accompanying it. We took down the original screengrab within minutes of its publication and replaced it with the current image above. A sheriff’s spokesman contacted us about the original image shortly after we had removed it, and thanked us for replacing it. The Weekly regrets any confusion that may have arisen as a result of the original screengrab.

ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 1, 2016, 3:09 P.M.: A onetime Hollywood porn star and daughter to a former Real Housewives of Orange County cast member is accusing a sheriff's deputy of raping her in the course of a bizarre traffic stop.

In a federal civil rights lawsuit, Alexa Curtin (a.k.a. "Jayden" in XXX adult films) claims the officer initiated an April 2014 traffic stop as she drove from a Dana Point residence, searched her vehicle, questioned her about her underwear usage and ordered her to remain at the location while he performed official duties elsewhere.

The deputy returned 20 minutes later wearing civilian clothes and driving his own vehicle before making sexual demands, according to the lawsuit. 

"Since you're still here, I'm going to [enthusiastically screw] you," the cop allegedly said. "Show me your pussy."

Jeremy D. Jass, Curtin's Long Beach-based attorney, said his client complied out of fear.

"She was afraid and feared for her own safety," the lawsuit, filed in Orange County's Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse, asserts. "Then the deputy groped her vagina and digitally penetrated her while commenting on her anatomy. The deputy pulled his pants down and ordered [Curtin] to straddle him while he sat in the passenger seat of plaintiff's vehicle . . . While in this position, the deputy had non-consensual sexual intercourse with plaintiff. [He] partially ejaculated inside [her] vagina and partially on the passenger seat."

Curtin alleges the cop pulled his pants up and asked for her cell phone contact "in order to do this again," but the woman says she provided an erroneous number and he drove away.

Jass says his client "was violated, traumatized, emotionally drained" and "in shock," fearing, "given the deputy's position, he would find her and harm her again."

The lawsuit claims the deputy used his "color of authority" to violate the plaintiff's constitutional rights by committing "despicable actions" and blames management of the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) for failing to adequately train its deputies to refrain from sexually assaulting citizens. 

Lt. Mark K. Stichter, OCSD's public information officer, said the agency launched an internal investigation on March 31 after receiving notice of the lawsuit. 

"We take allegations of this nature very seriously," said Stichter. "We are currently working with her attorney to set up an interview."***

The alleged offending deputy is identified only as "Epson" in the lawsuit. OCSD records, which contain the names of non-undercover officers, don't show someone with that last name working as a cop at the agency; Stichter confirmed he is also unaware of a deputy with that name. Jass told the Weekly he expects to amend the complaint as his investigation into the event continues. 

Except for noting the case involves more than $25,000 at stake, damages were not specified, but Curtin, whose mother Lynne appeared on several seasons of Real Housewives of Orange County, is demanding a jury trial.

Curtin has appeared in such porn films as Casting Couch Amateurs 11.

U.S. District Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson in Los Angeles is scheduled to preside.

The lawsuit's allegations are reminiscent of a 2007 case I covered where a dancer at Captain Cream's strip club claimed an on-duty Irvine cop, David Alex Park, disable the department's GPS equipment on his patrol car, tailed the woman out of the jurisdiction to a secluded section of a highway outside Laguna Beach and ejaculated on her, according to court testimony.

[***In the original version of this article, OCSD officials declined to comment on the pending litigation, but after several hours changed their minds.]

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