A man was arraigned yesterday after being charged with sexually assaulting four minor girls. Matthew Michael Taylor, 21, La Palma, was charged on Nov. 15, 2018, with the following felony counts:
- (2) Forcible rape
- (2) Unlawful sexual intercourse with minor
- Unlawful sexual intercourse
- Sexual penetration by foreign object
- Forcible oral copulation
- Sodomy by force
- Multiple victims
Taylor faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison. Pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Nov. 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m. at Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana. Bail is set at $1 million.
Circumstances of the Case
Taylor is accused of meeting 17-year-old Jane Doe 4 online, then forcibly raping and sodomizing the victim in August 2015.
In August 2016, the defendant is accused of again sexually assaulting then-18-year-old Jane Doe 4.
During the fall of 2017, Taylor is accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with 14-year-old Jane Doe 2.
On March 11, 2018, Taylor is accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with 16-year-old Jane Doe 3, then forcibly raping 15-year-old Jane Doe 1.
Jane Doe 1 reported the assault to a family member, who contacted the police.
Tustin Police Department investigated this case with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and arrested the defendant on Nov. 16, 2018.
Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Shiba Etemadian, Sexual Assault Unit
This article was released by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.