Aspiring Hollywood Actor Arrested On Multiple Date Rape Charges

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — An aspiring Hollywood actor is behind bars after his arrest on charges of sexually assaulting at least two women, police said Thursday.

Robert Aaron Stephens, in his early 30s, is suspected of sexually assaulting women at his residence after taking them out to various social functions and events in Hollywood between May 2009 and October 2010, the LAPD said.

Stephens is an actor who had frequented various Hollywood night spots during that time period.

The suspect is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds.

The LAPD is asking for the public’s assistance to possibly identify any additional victims within or outside of the May 2009 to October 2010 timeframe.

Anyone who has information about these crimes or who may have been victimized by Stephens should contact LAPD Operations West Bureau Sexual Assault Detail Detective Roditis at (213) 473-0447 or contact the LAPD anonymously by text message beginning with the letters “LAPD” to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.

Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

Comments

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  1. Uh Oh says:

    These rape cases are ridiculous. Im not saying he did it. But don’t wait years to report it. In my eyes its money hungry women. Trying to ruin his career because he didn’t want to be with them. Im sure he can get plenty of kill.

    1. Jessenia Martinez says:

      It’s never easy telling someone you’ve been raped… So unless you have experienced it yourself, you are no one to judge these women.

      1. Molly Santucci says:

        I am judging those women! How can this guy defend himself from something that supposedly happened two or more years ago? How do you prove that you did not do something?

        If you get raped and do not report it within a few days, that is your tough luck. You snooze, you lose.

        Sounds more like buyer’s remorse to me.

  2. Mel Gibson says:

    Women are Scandalous

  3. Chris says:

    Its not funny and Im not trying to make light of such a serious subject, but that cops ears are HUGE!!!! LMFAO!!!

  4. Jack Rollins says:

    OK this punk needs a very serious beat down!
    surfing-anon.tk

  5. bitterpill says:

    It can take months or years for police and D.A.’s office to file charges against a criminal, so it’s not unusual that it’s taken so long for him to finally be arrested.

    Also, a previous rape case against him fell apart in 2009 — no clear indication of why that happened, but rape cases are notoriously hard to prosecute. Often the victim is under such emotional havoc from the ongoing ordeal, victim blaming, cross examination, or the continued intrusion that the process required to convict the rapist would have on her life. .Some prosecutors won’t go forward with a case if they don’t feel that’s it’s easily ‘winnable’ for their record.

    Stephens has had multiple victims; how many individuals are falsely accused of rape, not once but twice? How many people are falsely accused twice of anything? Think about that. The common denominator here seems to be this manipulative, disturbed man.

    1. Molly Santucci says:

      So how does one defend himself from two plus year old allegations? And it only takes ‘months or years’ to file charges when it’s a ‘who done it?’ or some kind of white collar case.

      These women obviously knew who this guy was and where he lived. So it’s not like the cops would have to figure it out or wait on DNA or a Crime Stoppers tip. They knew were to find him.

      Saying that the earlier case “fell apart” sounds a lot like sour grapes on the part of the DA and cops to me.

      1. bitterpill says:

        Many cases that involve other crimes besides rape take anywhere from a year or more to be prosecuted. Stephens can defend himself the way that accused abusers, thieves, drug dealers, and the rest do — hire an attorney. There’s nothing new about this case; in fact the multiple accusations fits the pattern for this type of behavior.

        The earlier case could have fell apart for any number of reasons; you can’t immediately default to the position that there was no credibility to the accusations. How many people have you known who have been accuses of the same crime twice? Do you believe that people accused of a specific crime by two different individuals are telling the truth, or is there the possibility that they are lying about their actions? It sounds like sour grapes that he’s finally being held accountable for what he’s perpetrated in the past.

  6. Marko says:

    The cop’s black tie doesn’t match his black shirt.

    How’s that for an L.A. comment?

  7. Criss Cross Apple Saue says:

    If a victim remains unnamed until a conviction occurs, then the suspect should remain unnamed as well. Sure, we want to preserve the public integrity of the poor victim, which I understand. Once an ALLEGED perpetrator is smeared all over the media , even before a trial conviction, that person’s life is affected, even if they are later found not guilty. Balance the equation at least. Remember: If you perform the Walk of Shame, it doesn’t give you the right to play the Blame Game. Word.

  8. SmoochyRhino says:

    With the way girls act these days, you have to take allegations of “date rape” with a grain of salt.

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