MySpace rapist sentenced to 15 years in prison

August 25, 2011

A 22-year-old man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday for raping three women, one of whom he attacked in a Newport Beach hotel.

Jason Ara Erpinar pleaded guilty Monday to two felony counts of rape by intoxication and one felony count of forcible rape.

In March 2008, Erpinar went on a date with a 22-year-old woman he met on MySpace.

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.

She told police that he was physically abusive and raped her between August 2006 and October 2007.

The girl was 17 at the time.


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