A Los Angeles man was charged with kidnapping to commit rape, forcible rape and two counts of sexual penetration by foreign object, after being arrested last week in connection with a sexual assault that took place in the parking lot of a restaurant. If convicted on the charges, the suspect faces a maximum possible sentence of 75 years to life in prison. He is currently being held in the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles on a bail of $4 million.
Rape suspect identified by cell phone call
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says that Etienne Juarez Rosas, 24, was arrested after a security guard at a nearby hotel noticed that Rosas was peering into hotel room windows. The security guard approached the man and engaged him in conversation. While the men were talking, the suspect’s phone rang, and the security guard memorized the number of the inbound call. Deputies investigating the sexual assault learned that the number belonged to Azul Tequila, a restaurant where the suspect worked.
If you’ve been accused of sexual assault in any degree, a consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney with specific experience in rape defense is essential. Robert Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively in the Los Angeles area for 30 years. He takes rape defense cases in Los Angeles County and Ventura County.
Rape convictions can result in lengthy prison sentences, or even a lifetime imprisonment. If you receive parole, you must register as a lifetime sex offender and may be unable to find a job or housing. The stakes in any sexual assault defense are very high, and you need a skilled, experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney at your side. Contact Robert Helfend today for a free consultation on your Los Angeles sexual assault defense case.
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