One of the men arrested in connection with the death of two females who died of drug overdoses and were left outside separated The angelsThe area’s hospitals were charged last Friday with sex crimes against four other women.
David Pearce, 37, is charged with coercive rape and an indictment for raping an unconscious or sleeping person and sexually assaulting a foreign body for incidents dating back more than a decade.
On Friday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged him with sexually assaulting a woman in August 2010 and allegedly raping a woman in February 2019. He also raped two other women in separate incidents last year, prosecutors said.
“My office takes violence against women very seriously. By aggressively prosecuting cases of sexual assault, we make our community more secure and protect others from becoming victims in the future,” Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement. “This case is evolving and we are continuing to work on law enforcement in the development of evidence for other possible crimes. If you have any information, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department immediately.”
Pearce is one of the last people to see Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola in the early hours of Nov. 13 after the girls partyed at a store in East Los Angles, authorities said. They went to a home on the other side of town hours before the girls were dumped in hospitals hours later.
The body of Giles, 24, was thrown on a sidewalk near Southern California Hospital in Culver City. She was unconscious and declared dead. Cabrales-Arzola, 26, was taken separately to Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center two hours later.
She was pronounced dead on November 24 after being taken from lifesaving. Authorities said both women were given medication and overdose.
“She was a fighter and a giver until her very last breath,” Arzola’s family wrote on a GoFundMe site set up to help pay for medical and funeral expenses. “According to her family’s wishes, parts of her will be donated as precious life gifts to those in need.”
Fox News has reached out to the family.
The other two men arrested in connection with the deaths on Wednesday are Michael Ansbach, 47, and 42-year-old Brandt Osborn. When Los Angeles police announced the arrests Thursday, the department said it was “concerned that there might be other victims in our community who might have been stunned by one or more of these men.”
One of the suspects was arrested after being the lid of the set of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” FOX 11 LA reported, citing unnamed sources.
Giles’ husband has previously told Fox News that he believes the women were stunned against their will. While at the residence, Cabrales-Arzola texted Giles back and forth. At one point, Cabrales-Arzola wrote to Giles that they should go, her husband Jan Cilliers said. They booked an Uber but were never picked up, he said.
Pearce is being held in Los Angeles County Jail on $ 1 million bail. He is expected to appear in court on December 30.
Osborn and Ansbach are held at $ 100,000 each.