|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
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
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.