SEAL BEACH (CBSLA) — The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has charged a former Seal Beach chef with raping a member of the military who dined at his restaurant, after last year rejecting the case against him with a request for further investigation.

(credit: Seal Beach Police Department)

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Darryl Lee Matanane, 55, was arrested on Aug. 30 in Midland, Texas in connection with the Feb. 18, 2018 sexual assault with a woman who dined at Bistro St. Germain. Immediately after Matanane was first arrested, police say the chef served the woman a spiked alcoholic drink.

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The victim told police she woke up in an unfamiliar apartment and was sexually assaulted.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office rejected the case against Matanane a few days later because prosecutors wanted “additional investigation.”

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Matanane was extradited back to Orange County on Sept. 13 and pleaded not guilty Friday to six felony counts of rape and sodomy. He is being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled to make his next court appearance on Oct. 25.