Trials and Arbitration

La Jolla Light Crime and Public-Safety News: July 5

La Jolla Light Crime and Public-Safety News: July 5

Voce Del Mare owner ordered to stand trial

A San Diego Superior Court judge last week ordered La Jolla restaurateur Daniel Dorado, of Italian restaurant Voce Del Mare in Bird Rock, to stand trial on 27 counts of rape and various types of sexual assault involving eight women he allegedly drugged with spiked drinks.

Dorado is charged with forcible rape, sexual assault with intent to commit rape, oral copulation and rape with digital penetration — in many instances while the woman was intoxicated or unconscious. He faces 32 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

Seven counts were dismissed after the preliminary hearing, as the judge agreed with defense lawyers that...

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