Orlando Bruce Bosley, Cabbie Who Faced Three Rape-Related Counts, Convicted of Burglary
A Westminster cabbie, whose alleged rape of a female customer in 2010 prompted authorities to seek other possible victims, pleaded no contest last week.
To second-degree burglary, earning 13 days in jail.
Felony counts of rape, rape by use of drugs and rape of an unconscious person that could have sent 60-year-old Orlando Bruce Bosley to state prison for eight years were dismissed.
Here is how the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) described the case when Bosley was first charged:
Late on the night of July 6, 2010, 45-year-old Jane Doe called "A White & Yellow Cab Inc." for a ride after having drinks in Sunset Beach. Bosley is accused of picking up the intoxicated victim in his cab and driving her to her mother's Seal Beach home, where she was staying while her mother was out of town.
When Jane Doe looked down into her purse for cab fare, Bosley is accused of punching the victim in the face and rendering her temporarily unconscious. The defendant is accused of taking Jane Doe to her home and raping her inside the house as she went in and out of consciousness.
After charges were filed, further investigation of the case showed prosecutors could not prove the rape counts beyond a reasonable doubt, according to Farrah Emami, the OCDA spokeswoman. But a case could be made for burglary because Bosley went into the woman's home without permission, Emami added.
Besides the jail time, Bosley received three years of probation and an order to stay away from the woman for 10 years.
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