Newport man pleads guilty to felony charges

A Corona del Mar man who prosecutors said raped and threatened to kill a 29-year-old woman before barricading himself in his home has pleaded guilty to two felony charges.

David Charles Wilson, 50, pleaded guilty Friday to one felony charge of rape by means of duress or menace, one felony charge of oral copulation by force, and a misdemeanor charge of resisting police, court records show.

Prosecutors alleged that at the time of Wilson's arrest, he invited the woman over to his house and immediately choked and threatened to kill her if she didn't comply with his demands.

Prosecutors also said Wilson raped the woman in different parts of his house and sexually assaulted her with a pen, toothbrush and his fingers.

The woman was at Wilson's Cameo Shores home from about 10 p.m. on May 9, 2011, to 3 a.m. the next day, when she reportedly escaped through a window. A neighbor contacted police after hearing yelling, and Wilson barricaded himself in his home during seven-hour standoff with police.

Wilson is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 19 at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.

City News Service first reported Wilson's conviction.


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