FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 9, 2021

 

PRESS RELEASE

Kimberly Edds

Public Information Officer

Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-504-1917

media@da.ocgov.com

63-year-old Real Estate Developer Charged with Raping Unconscious Teenager while Vacationing in Laguna Beach

Texas man facing additional sexual battery charges involving second 16-year-old girl he brought to Orange County; Texas authorities have also charged him with felony sexual assault of a minor.

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A 63-year-old Texas real estate developer has been charged with sexually assaulting two 16-year-old girls vacationing with him in Laguna Beach, including raping one of the teenagers while she was unconscious.  The Orange County charges were filed a day after authorities in Texas filed a felony sexual assault charge against him involving a 16-year-old girl in his Dallas-area home.

William Hutchinson, 63, of Highland Park, Texas, has been charged with one felony count of rape of an unconscious person and five misdemeanor counts of sexual battery for incidents involving two 16-year-old girls.

He faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison and 2 1/2 years in the Orange County Jail.

Hutchinson turned himself in to Highland Park, Texas police on Wednesday, July 7 and was later released on a $30,000 bond. An Orange County arrest warrant has been issued for Hutchinson.

Hutchinson is accused of bringing the two 16-year-old girls on vacation to his Laguna Beach home on two different occasions in April. He is accused of raping one of the girls while she was unconscious and committing four acts of sexual battery against the girl. When the victim declined to return to Laguna Beach again, Hutchinson is accused of returning to his vacation home with the other 16-year-old girl at the end of May and committing sexual battery against her during the trip.

Deputy District Attorney Raquel Cooper of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

 



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