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La Mesa

A man accused of raping two sisters was ordered to stand trial on six felony charges.

Herman F. Wilson III, 24, of San Diego is accused of raping the La Mesa girls, ages 12 and 14, at separate times in 1990 and earlier this year.

Deputy Dist. Atty. Sally Penso alleged that the first rape occurred Dec. 21 at an El Cajon motel. The second allegedly took place in the defendant’s car, which was parked in a residential neighborhood in Spring Valley, she said.

Neither girl knew the other had been assaulted until one of them told her parents what happened, Penso said.

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The girls did not testify at Wednesday’s preliminary hearing. La Mesa Police Detective Greg Gain was the sole witness, and he described to San Diego Municipal Judge John Thompson what the girls had told him.

Wilson is charged with two counts of rape and false imprisonment, plus forcible oral copulation and committing a lewd act on the girls.

“There will probably be more charges added because of the testimony in the preliminary hearing,” said Penso, who added that the officer described more alleged sexual acts.

Wilson, who is in County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail, was ordered Thursday to appear in Superior Court on Dec. 18 for setting of a trial date. He has pleaded not guilty.

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