Oscar David Duenas, Accused of Raping 3 Prostitutes, Could Get Life After Trial Opening Today
A Santa Ana man accused of forcibly raping three prostitutes is scheduled to go on trial this morning--with a possible life sentence handing over his head.
Oscar David Duenas, 29, is charged with three felony counts of forcible rape, two felony counts of forcible oral copulation, and one felony count each of criminal threats, false imprisonment by violence, kidnapping to commit a sexual offense, and second degree robbery.
Duenas also faces sentencing enhancements and allegations for the personal use of a firearm, the personal use of a firearm in the commission of a sexual assault, and committing sexual assaults against multiple victims, as opening statements are heard this morning in Santa Ana.
On three separate dates between Sept. 20 and Oct. 2, 2009, Duenas is accused of picking up women working as prostitutes in Garden Grove and driving them in his Lexus sedan to a bank to withdraw cash from his account and then on to a residential area to have sex with them.
But once parked, Duenas allegedly threatened each woman with death if they did not do as he said. Two of the women later told Garden Grove police he showed them a gun while making his threats, while the third says he told her he had a firearm on him.
Duenas is accused of forcibly raping the three women and making two of them blow him. He is further alleged to have stolen one woman's money at force.
One woman reported she was raped the following day, another told police immediately and cops were contacted after the third went to the hospital. None knew one another, according to prosecutors. Garden Grove police arrested Duenas on Oct. 16, 2009.
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