CH Man Convicted, Sentenced to Prison For Fullerton Club Abduction, Rape

Courtesy OC District Attorneys Office

SANTA ANA – A man who pretended to be a policeman while kidnapping a woman from outside a Fullerton night club and raping her was sentenced Wednesday to 32 years to life in state prison.

Nelson Mauricio Lunaty Garcia, 34, of Chino Hills was convicted earlier this year of a half-dozen felony counts. He was also found guilty of several misdemeanors, including carrying a loaded firearm.

Posing as a policeman, Garcia approached the woman in the parking lot of InCahoots on the night of Sept. 2, 2015, prosecutors said, and convinced her to take a fake field-sobriety test consisting of him using a tongue depressor and a Q-tip.

Garcia then forced the woman into the backseat of his car, prosecutors said, bound her hands with zip ties, drove her to a secluded location and sexually assaulted her.

Afterwards, Garcia brought the woman back to the nightclub parking lot.

Earlier that night, prosecutors said, Garcia had walked up to another woman, who was sitting alone in her car in the nightclub parking lot. He asked her if she had been drinking, prosecutors said, and offered a “police escort” home, an offer she refused.

A week after the attack, two friends of the sexual-assault victim spotted Garcia in the same nightclub parking lot and called police. While taking Garcia into custody, officer’s found a loaded gun, handcuffs, tongue depressors, Q-tips and cut zip ties in his car.

Courtesy OC District Attorneys Office


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