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Man Is Accused of Assaulting 2 Girls, Drugging 1

TIMES STAFF WRITER

A limousine driver was being held in jail without bail on suspicion of sexually assaulting two Irvine teen-age girls after giving them alcoholic drinks and forcing one to take LSD, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Police Lt. Tim Newman said the suspect, Bradford Martyn Keegan, 28, was arrested Sunday evening at his Newport Shores home.

The father of one of the girls reported the assault to police Sunday, after noticing that his daughter was “experiencing the effects of an hallucinogenic drug,” Newman said.

“Because this is a pretty assertive or aggressive crime,” Newman said, “we are just concerned there might be other victims out there.”

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Keegan has been charged with 14 felony and two misdemeanor counts, including sexual assault, possession of drugs and providing alcohol and drugs to minors, Newman said. The suspect is also being held on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for false imprisonment and battery stemming from a Los Angeles County case, he added.

Police said the Orange County incident, which lasted “several hours,” began early Saturday evening when the victims, ages 13 and 14, met Keegan at the beach, just a few blocks from the suspect’s Cedar Street home.

“He furnished them alcohol (at the beach) and then offered to take them to his home” in his jeep, Newman said. He added that the suspect stopped at a liquor store along the way to purchase whiskey and beer.

Newman said the three continued drinking and the two victims became intoxicated. Then, he said, the suspect “placed what we believe was LSD into the mouth of one of the girls.” He said investigators do not suspect other drugs were used.

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Both victims were then sexually assaulted, Newman said, and driven by the suspect to the home of one of the girls.

After learning of the assault, police arrested Keegan on Sunday evening in front of his home. Newman said that instead of the scheduled $50,000 bail for the offense, Judge Pamela Iles set no bail for the suspect.


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