Voice of OC: Alleged Rape May Have Occured at Pulido’s Home in Santa Ana

Mayor Miguel Pulido

The Voice of OC is reporting that an alleged rape occurred at a party last month at the home of Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido.  The story says a minor boy allegedly sexually assaulted a minor girl in a bathroom in Pulido’s Floral Park home.  The incident is alleged to have occurred at a party on September 21 and Pulido was home at the time of the incident.

From the story by Adam Elmahrek:

However, police determined — after investigating for less than 48 hours — that the allegation is “unfounded,” Bertagna said.

An incident summary released by police provided the following description of the incident: “Suspect takes victim into the bathroom. Suspect proceeds to sexually assault the victim against her will.”

The incident report lists two California penal codes that were allegedly violated, one covering rape and one covering oral copulation, according to Bertagna.

The incident was alleged to have occurred between 4 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 and was reported to police at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday, according to the crime report. Bertagna said Santa Ana police took the report at a hospital in San Diego County.

The party was chaperoned by adults, and Pulido was at home, Bertanga said. Pulido hung up on a reporter seeking comment on the alleged incident.

Facebook posts made by Pulido’s son, also named Miguel, and others indicate that minors may have been consuming alcohol during the party.

“My house still hasn’t recovered,” the mayor’s son wrote in a Facebook status update two days after the party.

“Is my poop still on your lawn?” a friend asked in response.

“Is the puke still there?” asked another, adding, “someone left a puke bag in one of the bathrooms.”

Bertagna said there is no evidence that Pulido or any other adult supplied alcohol to minors visiting the home, which is located on 1.6 acres in the city’s upscale Floral Park neighborhood. But, he said, minors might have sneaked in some of their own alcohol.

Pulido hung up on a reporter seeking comment on the story.

  5 comments for “Voice of OC: Alleged Rape May Have Occured at Pulido’s Home in Santa Ana

  1. Steven Bright
    October 12, 2012 at 10:22 am

    This is indeed scary stuff!

    A “reporter” publishing the name and facebook page of a 15 year old boy.

    I’d hate to think what might be found if we started looking at other peoples childrens lives.

    This one stinks to high heaven. It has the markings of the SAPOA all over it.

    • October 12, 2012 at 11:09 am

      Adam IS a reporter. He has won awards for his work. Perhaps Pulido should have spoken with that reporter on the record for a comment instead of hanging up. The bigger question is did the mayor know about the consumption of alcohol by minors at a party at his home. Why was the incident reported and investigated so late? Pulido needs to issue a statement about the incident and investigation to clear the air. Pulido needs to come clean on this. Don’t shoot the messenger.

      • October 15, 2012 at 11:10 am

        We’ve note a few comments on the Voice of OC story saying they are parents of the kids who attended the party, but interestingly enough, no one will sign their actual name to the comment. As a parent myself, if I were there and knew the story to be false, I’d attach my name to correct the record. No one is…could it be more of the Pro-Pulido Sock Puppet Brigade out there to try and shoot the story down.

  2. Not Pedroza's PR firm
    October 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Why hasn’t the Register covered this yet?

  3. Ivan Ashbaaugh
    October 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Why was it reported from a San Diego County hospital? There are plenty of hospitals in and around Orange County, close to Floral Park.

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