29-year-old Woman, OC Homicide No. 8: Sex Offender Charles Patrick Drew Held in Murder by Brutal Sex Assault

Categories: 2012 Homicides
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Before we move on to a truly ugly crime, I believe we can all agree that unless Moxley comes up with a better "winner," we have this week's Ugly Police Mugshot of the Week.

Transient, two-striker and registered sex offender Charles Patrick Drew, 62, is accused of murdering a 29-year-old woman during a brutal sex assault last weekend in a Stanton motel room, and he could get the death penalty with a conviction.

The woman has not been identified because she was a victim of a sex crime.

She was staying with Drew at the Motel 6 in Stanton, where--either Friday or Saturday--Drew is alleged to have raped, sodomized and orally copulated her by force. She died during the attack, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA).

Drew is accused of trying to clean up the murder scene, walking outside the rented room and telling someone to call 9-1-1 because there was an unresponsive woman inside. The Orange County Sheriff's Department responded, and deputies eventually arrested Drew, who has two prior strikes from 1995 for forcible rape and assault with a deadly weapon.

Held without bail, Drew was scheduled to be arraigned today on one felony count of special circumstances murder in the commission of rape, sodomy, and oral copulation. He could get life in state prison without the possibility of parole with a conviction--or the OCDA could also seek the death penalty.

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12 comments
ehollis1026
ehollis1026

@John she was a single mom my friend and very caring she had a big heart and it was raining she let him stay in room due to the rain she felt bad there was two beds so she felt ok. She had a big heart. Rip mommas I miss your bea utiful smile

Sylviamuniz
Sylviamuniz

THIS GUY NEEDS TO DIE... HE IS A SICK BASTARD WHO SHOULD GET THE DEATH PENALTY!! HE DIF IT ONCE ALREADY?? HE WILL GET THE SAME TORTURE IN PRISON!! I HOPE HE GETS THE SAME DISGUSTING TREATMENT!! MAY HE ROT IN HELL!!

Sarah Stringer60
Sarah Stringer60

for thoes that did not know her she was a mom of two and was having a hard time in tife and . for someonme to be that sick and think that was ok  should not live on this earth . for taking somoneslife he should have his life taken.

Sarah Stringer60
Sarah Stringer60

that is really sad and i knew the girl i hope this guy dies.

mitch young
mitch young

That dude got a 29 year old to his motel room? Must have hell of a 'game'.

John
John

 Victim may be a hooker...No game required.

909Jeff
909Jeff

I believe we have a two-fer 

Homocide #8 and Ugly Mug-shot of the week! 

mark1k1k1k
mark1k1k1k

@909Jeff I knew the guy for a few years, between 2005 - 2008. I never knew he could snap!

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