RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A former police detective has changed his plea in a California kidnap-rape case to not guilty by reason of insanity.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Anthony Nicholas Orban kidnapped a waitress at gunpoint in the Ontario Mills mall last year and sexually attacked her in a Fontana park. The then-Westminster detective wasn’t on duty at the time.

Orban earlier pleaded not guilty, but he changed to the insanity plea on Friday.

Defense lawyer James Blatt says the former Marine who served in Iraq had a psychotic break brought on by prescription drugs and post-traumatic stress.

If convicted, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin says a jury will decide on his mental state. If he’s then ruled not guilty by reason of insanity, he will be sent to a state mental hospital.

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Comments (5)
  1. Mental Schmental says:

    Right. Frankly, I don’t care if you hallucinate all day long. You kidnap and rape, you should get life in prison. YOU ARE NOT SAFE!

  2. bottomrail says:

    The fact that this crude piece of work was a cop should have even more bearing on this case. This sexual deviant knew the law and knew what he was doing when he kidnapped and raped this unfortunate woman; just as he knows that courts go easy on those who plead insanity. One more item to note is that a law enforcement officer is always ON DUTY and alert to any and all incident that may occur. What the article means is that he was not on his shift at the time he committed these awful crimes.

  3. Regg says:

    The boys in the pen will treat him like every other rapist.

  4. Stan says:

    Hey Regg, Police Officers are segregated from the general population. So they probably won’t be able to get to him.

  5. Chris Blair says:

    What this article has utterly failed to report:
    That this former police detective was with and talking to a prison guard friend AT THE TIME of the abduction of this woman.

    Using his authority as a LEO, he orders her to drive to another location and while sexually assaulting her, he took pictures/video of the ongoing assault and emailed them to the friend he left back at Ontario Mills!

    That friend alerted NO ONE to the original abduction or to the on-going sexual assault! A perfect example of the “Blue Wall of Silence” wouldn’t you say?

    This officer is “just” a common but clearly dangerous sexual predator-period.

    PTSD/Insanity Defense – Yeah Right

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