A three-judge panel on Monday upheld the sentence of a man convicted
of raping three women after luring them via the Internet to meet with
Daniel Zabuski, 43, was convicted in February 2002 of six counts
of forcible oral copulation, two counts of forcible rape, forcible
sodomy and attempted forcible sodomy. He was sentenced Aug. 27 to 80
years to life in prison under the state’s three-strikes law. Burbank
Police investigated the case.
Zabuski alleged that the trial court erred in prohibiting the
introduction of one of the victims’ postcrime statements, that the
prosecutor committed misconduct, that his attorney was incompetent
and that the admission of his prior sexual crimes was
unconstitutional. All of Zabuski’s contentions were rejected.