A 37-year-old Santa Ana man was charged Tuesday with the attempted murder and rape of a woman he allegedly attacked after negotiating a price for sex.
Cornelio B. Chairezvelasquez is charged with attempted murder, assault with intent to commit a sex offense, attempted forcible rape and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, all felonies, with sentencing enhancements for allegedly inflicting great bodily injury.
The defendant, after negotiating a price with the victim, grew enraged when told that his request for more sex acts required a higher fee, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna alleged.
Chairezvelasquez “went off” when told to pay more money and allegedly began pummeling the woman with his fists about 7 a.m. last Saturday at 1405 E. First St., Bertagna said.
The woman, whose name was withheld, managed to dial 911 and to record video of the violent encounter, Bertagna said. Police arrested the defendant at the scene, and the woman was taken to an area hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries, Bertagna said.
Chairezvelasquez was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana.
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