A 19-year-old man was arraigned Thursday on charges he dragged and raped a 60-year-old woman in a Marin City parking lot, authorities said.
Maurice Adam Haskell, a Marin City resident, is charged with kidnapping with intent to commit sexual assault, rape, false imprisonment and numerous other counts, according to the district attorney's office. Prosecutor Nicole Pantaleo added additional charges Wednesday, and Haskell will return to court Nov. 8 to enter a plea before Judge Kelly Simmons.
The alleged rape occurred on Oct. 30, 2011, where the woman was dragged into a parking lot on Terners Drive and "brutally sexually assaulted," said sheriff's Sgt. Jerry Jones. Investigators were unable to identify the attacker at the time but obtained DNA.
The DNA was later matched to Haskell, who by then had been arrested in a different case in which he allegedly hit his mother several times, spit on a sheriff's deputy, kicked the door of a patrol car and threatened to kill the deputies involved in his arrest, Jones said.
Haskell's public defender, Deborah Lewis, said he has a long history of severe psychiatric and developmental problems and has an IQ of 70 to 72. Haskell suffered a brain injury when he was struck by a car in a crosswalk at the age of 5, she said.
"Maurice is profoundly developmentally and psychiatrically disabled," Lewis said. "I will be investigating these issues with ... a mental health expert."
Haskell is in custody
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