A Murrieta man was charged today with 13 felonies for allegedly raping four prostitutes.
Melbrough Williams Jr., 44, is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta. He faces seven counts of rape by force, three counts of robbery and one count each of kidnap for rape, oral copulation by force and sexual penetration by a foreign object, with allegations of sexual offense of a kidnapped victim and sexual offenses with more than one victim.
His first alleged victim was raped in October 2002 in the Lake Elsinore area after being kidnapped from somewhere in Orange County, according to John Hall of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.
The other women were allegedly raped in the Temecula area this year — in May, June and July, he said.
The women were all were working as prostitutes at the time of the alleged attacks, Hall said.
Williams reportedly met the three most recent alleged victims through a website, and picked up the 2002 victim on a street in Anaheim, Hall said.
Williams was arrested in Costa Mesa on Friday and is being held at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside in lieu of $10 million bail.
Hall said authorities are investigating whether there could be more victims.
He said Williams faces multiple life sentences if convicted.