A Lake Forest man is scheduled to go on trial next week on charges that he sexually assaulted multiple women in Orange County — including one in Newport Beach — over the last decade.
Sekayi Rudo White, 33, is charged with 14 counts of rape, attempted rape and a litany of sentencing enhancements for allegedly using death threats, a knife and forcing himself on half a dozen women from 2002 to 2007. He is accused of attacking some of the victims while out on bail for other rape charges.
Among the alleged attacks was a December 2005 attempted rape in a 44-year-old woman's Newport Beach apartment.
Prosecutors claim he met the woman at the Irvine Spectrum and offered to drive her home. The woman let White inside her apartment to use the bathroom, and when he emerged he was fully nude and erect, authorities said.
White pinned her down, fondled her and removed her clothes while threatening to kill her, prosecutors allege. When the victim screamed, he grabbed his clothes and fled.