People v Samuel E. Archuleta

On January 21, 2015, a jury found defendant Samuel E. Archuleta guilty of rape by force.

On August 29, 2015, at around midnight, Defendant Archuleta picked up Jane Doe for a date at 94th and International Blvd in Oakland. They negotiated $60 for sex. Jane Doe felt uncomfortable because Defendant Archuleta was driving a far distance from International Blvd. He eventually parked at the Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline Park on Dolittle Drive.

At that point, Defendant Archuleta reached into the center console and retrieved a stun gun and held it to Jane Doe’s side. Defendant Archuleta demanded the $60 back and forced her into the back of his truck, which had been arranged as a makeshift bed. He forced her to undress and she feared for her safety. Defendant Archuleta forcibly raped her while she was crying and asking him not to hurt her. He refused to use a condom.

Fortunately, an East Bay Regional Parks Police Sergeant noticed Defendant Archuleta’s truck parked in the lot after curfew hours. He approached the car and Jane Doe immediately yelled, “He just raped me! He pulled a taser out on me…”

At trial, four prior victims of the defendant testified regarding incidents in 2015, 2003, and two in 1982. The defendant also testified on his own behalf, and that testimony was rejected by the jury.

Defendant Samuel E. Archuleta is scheduled to be sentenced on February 22, 2016. The case was prosecuted by DDA Lauren Hashimoto with assistance from DA Inspector James Rullamas and Victim-Witness Advocate Liliana Bueno.

(Docket 177078)

Posted on Jan 21, 2016