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Crime and Public-Safety News: April 5 — Voce Del Mare owner pleads not guilty to rape charges; motorist crashes on La Jolla Mesa Drive; and other police reports

Crime and Public-Safety News: April 5 — Voce Del Mare owner pleads not guilty to rape charges; motorist crashes on La Jolla Mesa Drive; and other police reports

Voce Del Mare owner pleads not guilty to rape charges

During a court appearance on April 2, the owner of Bird Rock’s Voce Del Mare Italian restaurant, Daniel Dorado, pleaded not guilty to felony charges of sexually assaulting four women, at least three of whom were unconscious at the time of the assaults.

Dorado, owner of Italian restaurant Voce Del Mare at 5721 La Jolla Blvd., was charged with 14 felonies including three counts of sexual battery by restraint and three counts of rape of an unconscious person, according to Deputy District Attorney Katherine Flaherty. Dorado faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors released few details about the charges,...

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