Phat Huy To, the Garlic & Onion Donut Rapist, Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

On Friday afternoon, Phat Huy To was read his 8-year prison sentence for forcibly raping and sodomizing a 23-year-old woman in Garden Grove in July 2010. To had plead guilty and was charged with one felony count each for forcible rape, sodomy by force, forcible oral copulation, and kidnapping, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.

To earned the "Garlic & Onion Donut Rapist" identification following the incident, when the woman reported that To had smelled of garlic and onion. and he had told her during the two-hour rape that his mother owned a donut shop in OC.

The details of the event from July 16, 2010 are in the release from the OCDA:


WESTMINSTER - A man was sentenced today to eight years in state prison for raping and sodomizing a woman after forcing her into his vehicle. Phat Huy To, 27, Garden Grove, pleaded guilty to the court to one felony count each of forcible rape, sodomy by force, forcible oral copulation, and kidnapping.

At approximately 2:00 a.m. on July 16, 2010, To observed 23-year-old Jane Doe walking on Westminster Boulevard in Garden Grove while driving in his 2-door sedan. The victim and To did not know each other. The defendant pulled up next to the victim, rolled down the window, and ordered her to "get in the f***ing car" while holding what appeared to be a firearm under his shirt.

To drove the victim to his Garden Grove home and forced the victim to orally copulate him and forcibly raped and sodomized her in the garage of the home for over two hours. After terrorizing and sexually assaulting Jane Doe, To took her cell phone and bra and then dropped her off on a random Garden Grove street and fled the scene.

Jane Doe flagged down a passing Garden Grove Police officer and reported the crime. DNA was collected from the victim during the rape examination and was matched to To, whose DNA was in the State database stemming from an unrelated prior conviction.

Deputy District Attorney Nagy Morcos of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.


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