The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the case of a man convicted of raping two homeless women and attacking another female transient in Pomona in 2017.
Charlie Nathan Paxton III was found guilty of two counts of forcible rape and one count each of assault with intent to commit rape, assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, kidnapping to commit rape and second-degree robbery.
Jurors also found true allegations of kidnapping and aggravated kidnapping during a sexual assault.
The attacks occurred between September and November 2017 against the three women who were part of a homeless community in the area in which Paxton was eventually stopped while driving his Dodge Charger with his 1-year-old daughter in the vehicle, according to an Aug. 12 ruling by a three-justice appellate panel that upheld his conviction.
Two of the women who were attacked were prostitutes, according to the 2nd District Court of Appeal ruling, which noted that the similarities in the crimes against the three women “share common features that are so distinctive as to support the inference that defendant committed all of them, and to bolster the victims’ in-court identifications.”
The panel also noted that $10 was a “theme” for the assailant, who falsely promised twice to give one of the women $10 and raped another woman after she refused $10 and then threw $10 at her afterward.
Paxton — who lived with his girlfriend, his young daughter and his sister in Chino Hills — was sentenced to 35 years to life in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender.
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