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Investigation widens into man accused of drugging, raping 2 women

December 6, 2011 |  9:16 am

Adel RegraguiAuthorities are looking for people who may have been sexually assaulted by a Newport Beach man already accused of drugging and raping two women.

Adel Regragui, 42, is charged with three felonies of forcible rape, two felonies of forcible oral copulation, felony sexual penetration by force and sodomy by force.

He faces up to 115 years in prison, if convicted, according to a news release from the Orange County district attorney's office. He is also facing sentencing enhancements for allegedly assaulting multiple victims and tying and binding a victim, the Daily Pilot reported.

Authorities say Regragui met a 23-year-old woman at a party in May 2010 and invited her to his house, where he drugged and raped her.

Prosecutors claim Regragui drugged and raped a 21-year-old woman he met at a Balboa Peninsula bar at his house this June.

They also say he raped the same woman in November and dressed her in lingerie that wasn't hers, tied her hands together and raped her while she was unconscious.

Anyone with additional information about the alleged assaults or anyone who thinks they may have been a victim is asked to contact Supervising Dist. Atty. Investigator Lou Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794 or Newport Beach Police Det. David Syvock at (949) 644-3771.

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-- Lauren Williams, Times Community News

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