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Former IE cop's Zoloft-rape insanity plea rejected by jury

Anthony Orban, a former Westminster police detective, appears in a booking photo. Orban was convicted of abducting and raping a 25-year-old restaurant employee as she left work at Ontario Mills Mall in April 2010.

June 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A jury has rejected the claim by a former Westminster police detective that the antidepressant Zoloft made him abduct and rape a woman.

Anthony Nicholas Orban, 32, had already been convicted earlier this month for kidnapping the woman two years ago from the Ontario Mills Mall and then sexually assaulting her at gunpoint. Prosecutors said the woman escaped when Orban was distracted by an incoming cellphone call.

Orban's attorney argued his client wasn't responsible for his actions because the Zoloft effectively rendered him insane during the crimes.

Orban, a former Marine, is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 9. He could face a life sentence.

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