Investigation into CSUC hacker's computer leads to rape charges

Aug 14, 2015 2:01 PM by News Staff

A former Chico State student previously charged with multiple counts of identity theft, burglary and computer hacking was charged Friday for multiple sexual assaults against two separate victims.

Daniel Deluna Martinez, 27, was arrested at Butte County Jail yesterday for 13 counts of sodomy of an unconscious person, 6 counts of rape of an unconscious person, 7 counts of digital penetration of an unconscious person, 3 counts of oral copulation of an unconscious person, 2 counts of oral copulation by force, 1 count of sodomy by force, and 1 count possession of over 600 images of child pornography.

According to the Butte County District Attorney’s Office, Martinez now faces life in prison.

Martinez was previously arrested and charged for allegedly hacking the Chico State University accounts of several of his past roommates. While accessing the CSUC accounts, he allegedly dropped one of the victims' classes, and opened fraudulent credit card accounts with the information of others. The hacking eventually reached all the way out to several of the parents' bank accounts.

While investigating the above allegations, District Attorney’s investigators discovered volumes of homemade videos on Martinez’s computer.

District Attorney Mike Ramsey says the videos, dating back to 2011, showed Martinez sexually assaulting two women. The alleged assaults took place in Butte, Tehama, Glenn, Alameda, and San Francisco counties, but Ramsey says the district attorneys in the other counties have given Butte County authority to prosecute the alleged sex crimes.

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