Tooraj Aghmiyouni Nakhei, Online Dater-Turned-Rapist and Stalker, Gets 16 Years
|Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's Office|
|Tooraj Aghmiyouni Nakhei|
Tooraj Aghmiyouni Nakhei, 54, of Hillsborough Ore., had been found guilty by a jury Oct. 8, 2009, of one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, stalking, one felony count of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, and one misdemeanor count of disobeying a court order.
An Oregon man was sentenced Friday to 15 years and eight months in state prison for forcibly raping and orally copulating an Orange County woman, whom he met online, and stalking her for the next year and half with harassing phone calls, e-mails and by showing up at her home.
According to the Orange County District Attorney's Office:
In 2003, Nakhei and an unidentified woman met through an unnamed online dating service and had sporadic contact until May 2007, when the man flew into Orange County, and the woman agreed to dine with him at the Costa Mesa hotel where he was staying.
After dinner, Nakhei told the woman he had flowers for her in his hotel room. But once inside the room, Nakhei whipped out more than a smart FTD arrangement, forcibly raping and orally copulating the woman as she cried and begged for him to stop.
Embarrassed, the woman did not report the rape at the time. But over the course of the next year and a half, Nakhei called her hundreds of times and sent several e-mails to her and her family. The content of his messages ranged from apologizing to the woamn for what had happened to calling her vulgar names and saying he wished she were dead.
Finally, when the harassment did not stop, the woman filed a police report in December 2007 alleging she was being stalked. A police investigation led to Nakhei's arrested near the woman's home on Oct. 12, 2008. Two days later, a judge signed a protective order barring Nakhei from contacting the woman in any way. Bail was set at $100,000.
While Nakhei was still in custody, the woman reported the rape. Nakhei was charged with the assault on Dec. 16, 2008. However, on March 12, 2009, while out on bail, Nakhei violated the court issued protective order by going to the woman's home.
He tried to get in her car with her in her residence's parking structure and demanded that she tell the court that she had not been raped. She tried to call 9-1-1 on her cell, but Nakhei forbid her from completing the call.
He was arrested for violating the court order on March 13, 2009, and his bail was increased to $1 million. He has been in custody ever since.