Buena Park CA Police: Four arrested in Halloween night rapes

Police: Four arrested in Halloween night rapes

By SEAN EMERY / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

BUENA PARK – Police have arrested three men and a juvenile they suspect of raping two women at a Buena Park motel.

Investigators believe that the rape occurred when Hyeon Ju, 19, of Anaheim, Sung Park, 20, of Norwalk, Hojoon Lee, 19, of Irvine and an unidentified 17-year-old met the two women at a room in the Crescent Motel in the 8500 block of Beach Boulevard in the early morning hours of Oct. 31, according to a written police release.

Police say one of the men was an acquaintance of the two women and persuaded them to come to the motel, where they were given alcoholic drinks. Investigators allege that all three men and the juvenile had sexual intercourse with the two women.

The women suspected they were drugged, police said, since they immediately became incapacitated and had only vague recollections as to what happened after they had the drinks.

The women went to the Buena Park police station to report the incident Wednesday, authorities said.

The three men and the juvenile were interviewed, and police say they confessed to serving the women drinks mixed with multiple Xanax pills. One of the men got the pills from a pharmacy where he worked, police said.

The three men are being held at Buena Park city jail in lieu of $300,000 bail, police said. The minor was taken to juvenile hall, where he is being held without bail.

Authorities are asking anyone who believes they may also have been a victim to call Sgt. Brad Geyer at 714-562-3902.

Contact the writer: 714-796-7939 or semery@ocregister.com