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Suspect in LA overdose deaths charged in sex assaults of 4 other women

A man arrested in connection with the drug overdose deaths of two women found dumped outside Los Angeles hospitals has now been charged with sexually assaulting four other alleged victims.

David Pearce, 39, is charged with two counts of forcible rape, one count of raping an unconscious or asleep person and one count of sexual penetration for a foreign object, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said.

The incidents are alleged to have happened in LA between 2010 and October 2020, according to a criminal complaint released Monday. 

Pearce — a wannabe director and club promotor — allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in 2010, raped another woman in 2019 and raped two more women in February and October of last year, according to the complaint.

Further details of the four alleged attacks weren’t included in the complaint. Pearce is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on Wednesday.

Pearce was slapped with the charges on Friday and is being held on a $3.4 million bond.

The sex assault charges were brought two days after Pearce was arrested in the overdose deaths of designer Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, 26, and model Christy Giles, 24, on Nov. 13.

Charges in the overdose case were expected to be brought late last week, but the DA’s office asked police to investigate matters further, a DA spokesperson told The Post on Monday.

Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department would not comment further on the case on Monday. Beverly Hills spokesman Lt.Giovanni Trejo said Pearce has had, “Several warnings from us, from tickets to an arrest for a controlled substance,” but nothing that involved sexual assault or rape. 

David Pearce, right, is charged with two counts of forcible rape.
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Trejo said Pearce also has filed reports where he claimed he was the victim of a crime. Trejo would not comment further on the details of those cases.

Pearce was taken into custody on suspicion of manslaughter in the deaths of Cabrales-Arzola and Giles. Two other men, Brandt Osborn, 42, and Michael Ansbach, 47, were arrested on suspicion of being accessories to manslaughter.

Ansbach was released on December 16 on $100,000 bond. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office rejected the LAPD’s case against Osborn and the arrest was retroactively reduced to a detention, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. 

The women are believed to have met the three men at an after-hours warehouse party in downtown LA earlier on Nov. 13.

Images show Cabrales-Arzola posing closely with Pearce and Ansbach at the party.

Police believe Giles and Cabrales-Arzola then went back to Pearce’s apartment where they were given drugs and overdosed.

Masked men later dumped Giles outside Southern California Hospital before Cabrales-Arzola was dropped at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Hospital just hours later.

The black Toyota Prius car the men were driving had no plates, police said.

Giles was pronounced dead soon after she was found outside the hospital.

Her friend died two weeks later when her family switched off her life support the day before her 27th birthday.

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