Irvine Man Gets 45 Years To Life For Sodomizing 3 Women

SANTA ANA (AP) — An Orange County man has been sentenced to 45 years to life in prison for forcibly sodomizing three women, including two he met through an online dating service.

Joseph Garcia, 51, was sentenced Friday. He was convicted last month of eight felony counts of rape and forcible sodomy.

KNX 1070’s Brian Ping Reports

Prosecutors say that Garcia assaulted two women he met in 2005 and 2006 through the website His profile claimed that he made $200,000 a year and described him as sophisticated, charming and “strikingly handsome.”

Authorities say Garcia met his third victim at a post office where she worked.

Prosecutors say he took the victims on dates that ended with him sexually assaulting the women at his Irvine apartment.

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