Friday, June 22, 2012

Lake Forest Serial Rapist Sekayi Rudo White Gets Life Sentence

Posted by CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  - Sekayi Rudo White was sentenced today to 112 years to life in state prison for raping five women and sexually assaulting a sixth.  According to the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) office, White, 34, was found guilty by a jury Feb. 2, 2011, of 14 felony counts including attempted rape and forcible rape for Jane Doe #1, assault with the intent to commit rape, sexual battery by restraint, and criminal threats for Jane Doe #2, forcible rape and dissuading a witness by force for Jane Doe #3, first degree residential burglary of an inhabited dwelling and two counts of forcible rape for Jane Doe #4, forcible rape, criminal threats, and first degree residential burglary of an inhabited dwelling for Jane Doe #5, and forcible rape for Jane Doe #6. 

On Aug. 13, 2006, White met 22-year-old Jane Doe #1 at a bar in Huntington Beach. He drove Jane Doe #1 to his home in Lake Forest and took her inside. White forcibly raped Jane Doe #1. He then dropped her off at a convenience store, where her friend picked her up. 

On Dec. 23, 2005, White met 44-year-old Jane Doe #2 at a bar at the Irvine Spectrum. The defendant offered the victim a ride home. He drove Jane Doe #2 to her Newport Beach apartment and asked to go inside to use the restroom. When White attempted an attack, Jane Doe #2 screamed and  he fled the scene. 
White was arrested and charged in October 2006 for the crimes against Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2. He posted $250,000 bail and raped Jane Doe #3 while out of custody. 

On March 31, 2007, White went to a bar in Lake Forest, where 28-year-old Jane Doe #3 was celebrating her birthday. The victim had met the defendant a few months prior. At approximately 2:30 a.m. on April 1, 2007, Jane Doe #3 was dropped off at home by a friend. White showed up at the victim's home and knocked on her door. The victim, who was intoxicated due to alcohol consumption, opened the door and White entered. Jane Doe #3 passed out in her bed. When the victim woke up, White forcibly raped her as she struggled and told him to stop. The victim punched White in the face and was able to get up and attempted to call 911. White followed Jane Doe #3 and stopped her from calling the police. The victim ran outside and called 911 from a neighbor's home. 

The defendant was re-arrested and charged April 4, 2007, with the rape of Jane Doe #3. As a result of the media coverage, three additional victims who had previously been frightened to report the crimes against them came forward to police. 

Jane Doe #4 met and began dating White in 2006 when she was 32 years old. In February 2007, White began sending threatening messages to the victim and spying on her by peering through the blinds into her home. On Feb. 21, 2007, White broke into Jane Doe #4's home when she was alone, pushed the victim to the ground.  He forcibly raped the victim as he held a large hunting knife to her neck. 

Jane Doe #5 was renting a room from Jane Doe #4. The victim frequently locked her bedroom door using an eye-hook because she had seen White in the apartment before and was alarmed by his aggressive behavior toward her roommate. One night in January 2007, Jane Doe #5 locked her bedroom door and went to sleep. White broke the lock off the door, entered the bedroom, and forcibly raped Jane Doe #5. He threatened to kill her if she reported the rape. 

White met 22-year-old Jane Doe #6 in driving school in 2002. Sometime between August and September 2002, White picked the victim up for a date. White took Jane Doe #6 to a hotel in Santa Ana and forcibly raped her. The victim does not recall drinking alcohol or entering the hotel, and was temporarily unconscious when she awoke to being raped. After the rape, the defendant harassed Jane Doe #6 by showing up at her work and home.

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