Man Found Guilty of Raping Ex, Women He Met on MySpace
Jason Erpinar (Booking photo)
Jason Ara Erpinar, 23, who withdrew his previous guilty plea which could have landed him 15 years in prison, was convicted by a jury of two felony counts of rape by intoxication and one felony count of forcible rape.
He now faces a maximum sentence of 24 years in state prison.
In March 2008, Erpinar went on a date with a 22-year-old woman he met on the social networking website.
Investigators say the two drank alcohol at an Orange County park, and Erpinar raped her at a hotel in Newport Beach while she was severely intoxicated.
The victim sought treatment at a hospital the following day and reported the crime to Newport Beach police.
An investigation could not be conducted at the time due to a lack of evidence.
In March 2009, Erpinar took an 18-year-old woman he met on MySpace to a house party in La Habra.
He raped her in a bedroom after she had become too intoxicated to resist.
She reported the incident to the La Habra Police Department.
During their investigation, authorities contacted Erpinar's ex-girlfriend, who told police that he was physically abusive and forcibly raped her when she was 18 years old between August 2006 and October 2007.