Newport Beach police seek further drug-rape victims


Adel Regragui, 42, appeared in Santa Ana court Tuesday.

Regragui is accused of meeting two women on different occasions, drugging them and raping them.

Regragui allegedly met Jane Doe #1 at a party on May 5, 2010. He allegedly invited the 23-year-old woman to his house, where he drugged her. Regragui is accused of forcibly penetrating her digitally and with a beverage bottle, as well as forcing her to orally copulate him.

Regragui is accused of meeting Jane Doe #2 at a Newport Beach bar on June 1, 2011. The 21-year-old woman went to Regragui's house for Xanax, where he convinced her to try the drug GHB. The woman vomited and passed out. Regragui is accused of forcibly raping and sodomizing the woman, as well as forcing her to orally copulate him.

On Nov. 26, 2011, Regragui and Jane Doe #2 were at the same bar. The woman later woke up at Regragui's home having no recollection how she got there. She had her hands tied together and was wearing lingerie that was not hers. Regragui told the woman they had sex.

Regragui is charged with six felony counts of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sodomy by force and sexual penetration by foreign object by force, with sentencing enhancement allegations for committing a sexual assault against multiple victims and the tying and binding of the victim.

If convicted, Regragui faces a maximum sentence of 115 years to life in state prison.

Regragui's arraignment was rescheduled to Jan. 6. He was held on $1 million bail.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who thinks they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794 or Newport Beach Police Detective David Syvock at (949) 644-3771.

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