Record-Breaking Sentence: 233 Years for Parolee who Kidnapped, Raped, and Pimped Victim on the Fourth of July
SANTA ANA — Beau James Dearborne (38, Santa Ana) was handed the longest sentence in HEAT Unit history yesterday: 233 years to life in prison for kidnapping, raping, and pimping a victim on the Fourth of July.
Deputy District Attorney Brad Schoenleben of the HEAT (Human Exploitation and Trafficking) Unit prosecuted this case.
OCDA’s office reported that a jury found the GPS-monitored parolee guilty of two felony counts each of forcible rape in concert, oral copulation in concert with force and fear, pimping, pandering, and one felony count each of human trafficking, kidnapping to commit rape, and second degree robbery on November 17, 2016.
The DA added, “The defendant admitted a prior serious and violent felony strike conviction for rape of an unconscious person in 2010 in Orange County, and sentencing enhancements for prior prison convictions in 2003 and 2006 in Clark County, Nevada. Dearborne was sentenced on March 16, 2017, to 228 years determinate and 5 years to life indeterminate.”
Dearborne befriended a homeless Jane Doe prior to July 4, 2015, then convinced her to watch a July 4th fireworks show with him. Dearborne refused to let the victim leave, forced her to orally copulate him, forcibly raped her, then took her to a Santa Ana area known for human trafficking and prostitution.
The suspect trafficked and arranged for a sex purchaser to orally copulate and have intercourse with the victim against her will on July 5th in exchange for money he kept for himself. The victim was brought back to the car. As Dearborne slept, the victim escaped, called 911, and Santa Ana PD arrested the parolee at the scene.
For Dearborne’s sentencing yesterday, the victim wrote a powerful victim impact statement to the court detailing the effect of the heinous crimes that she bravely reported. The prosecutor read her statement which included the following:
“Why me? Why ruin my life? Why torture me? The pain and trauma I had and feel I don’t want to put onto somebody else, but why did it have to be me?”
She continued, “I wish back then I was stronger. You know how the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when you’re scared? Well I’m sure you’ve never felt that but the moment I got into your car I felt that. But I didn’t want to die. I fought you the best way that I could. I thank God every day for giving me the strength that night.
“This defendant exploited and abused a vulnerable victim to support his greed with absolute lack of humanity,” stated District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. “This face of evil should never be able to breathe fresh air outside of prison and we hope it sends a message to anyone who intends to engage in human trafficking in Orange County.
“We hope that anyone who is victimized in this manner will know that not only will we prosecute these defendants to the fullest extent of the law, but we will help them escape the life,” he concluded.