Santa Rosa man charged with raping 3 teenagers

February 11, 2010 6:14:50 AM PST
A Santa Rosa man is being held on suspicion of rape and other charges after police say he had sex with three teenage girls over the course of year by luring them with alcohol and drugs.

Santa Rosa police say after being arrested last week, 50-year-old John Heglin was charged Monday with multiple counts of rape, giving a controlled substance to a minor, having unlawful sex with a minor and creating child pornography.

Police Lt. Paul Henry says Heglin befriended the girls -- who are between the ages of 14 and 18 -- with gifts and attention, then provided them with alcohol and drugs.

Investigators say Heglin also videotaped the alleged sex acts. Heglin is being held on $500,000 bail. Police did not know if he had retained an attorney.