Man Accused of Getting Teen and Woman Drunk and Then Raping Them--9 Years Apart

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Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's office
Max Danilo Martinez is accused of rapes nine years apart.
In announcing the charges against a Corona man who is being arraigned in Santa Ana this morning for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl and 24-year-old woman, the Orange County District Attorney's office reached out to the public for help in identifying other possible victims.

Max Danilo Martinez, 29, who is accused of getting his victims drunk before raping them, is charged with two felony counts of forcible rape and a sentencing enhancement allegation for sexual crimes against multiple victims. He faces up to 15 years in state prison if convicted.

The OCDA statement includes accounts of the alleged crimes:

On May 6, 2000, Martinez is accused of picking up then-14-year-old Jane Doe #2 and her friend from The Block at Orange and offering them a ride. He is accused of purchasing alcohol for the victims and taking them back to his apartment. The defendant is accused of driving Jane Doe #2's friend home and returning to his apartment with the victim to continue drinking. Martinez is accused of raping the victim, who was unable to resist due to alcohol intoxication, and driving her home.

On Dec. 1, 2009, Martinez is accused of spotting 24-year-old Jane Doe #1 walking on Bristol Street in Santa Ana and pulling over in his van to offer her a ride home. He is accused of driving the victim to a liquor store to purchase alcohol and giving her alcohol to drink. When the victim complained of feeling ill, the defendant is accused of moving her to the back of the van and raping her as she told him to stop and was unable to resist due to alcohol intoxication. Immediately after, the victim reported the rape to police.

Yes, that's nine years between rape victims, which is why potential others are being sought. Anyone who believes they have been a victim of the suspect or has information about similar crimes is asked to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Randy Litwin at (714) 347-8794.

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