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Father Charged in Park Baseball Bat Attack of Daughter's Alleged Rapist

David Ray Mills, 35, of Temecula has been charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism in the Jan. 13 attack at a Temecula park.

TEMECULA, CA -- The father of a 15-year-old girl accused in connection with an alleged baseball bat beating in a park has also been implicated.

David Ray Mills, 35, of Temecula has been charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism in the Jan. 13 attack, court records show. Mills is charged alongside Andre Dickerson Jr., 20, also of Temecula.

Dickerson and the teen girl were arrested Jan. 18 at the girl’s residence following an initial investigation.

An arrest warrant approved Jan. 31 for Mills breaks down the events that led up to the alleged beating at Kent Hintergardt Memorial Park that left a 20-year-old man seriously injured.

Mills, Dickerson and the girl allegedly conspired to send a text message at about 10 p.m. Jan. 13,  inviting the victim to the park. This occurred after the girl told them earlier in the day the victim had raped her twice in November 2012, Riverside County sheriff’s Investigator David Gorlicki wrote. The girl told investigators she drank vodka prior to the alleged rapes, that she was “passed out” and that both incidents were “against her will.”

The girl, a female friend of hers, and Mills and Dickerson walked to the park to meet the victim, who showed up at about 10:30 p.m., driving his mother’s minivan, Gorlicki wrote.

The girls summoned the victim to the restroom area, and asked him to wait as they used the restroom, Gorlicki wrote.

At the prompting of the girl, Dickerson, who had been hiding nearby, began assaulting the victim with a wooden baseball bat.

The bat was brought by the girl to the park, Gorlicki wrote.

The victim told police he was hit approximately 10 to 15 times with the bat before Dickerson stopped and began smashing the windows of his mother’s car.

The beaten victim drove home, where his mother found him sitting in the driveway. He was treated a short time later at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta for injuries that included five head lacerations, a torn left eardrum, a knocked-out tooth, a broken shoulder and a broken hand, according to the warrant statement.

In an interview on Jan. 18, Mills allegedly changed his previous story and admitted to hiding behind a dumpster, “where he watched the entire incident with the use of a scope,” Gorlicki wrote.

The girl, and eventually her father, admitted to walking home from the park and “acting like nothing happened,” according to the warrant statement.

Dickerson, who pleaded not guilty Jan. 23, remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail. Mills has yet to be taken into custody, a search of sheriff’s jail records on Friday revealed.

The rape allegations are being investigated, Gorlicki wrote.

It was unclear if the girl’s friend, also a minor, will be charged in the case.

Joanna Ellison February 16, 2013 at 04:07 AM
I think all of them should be given life with out parole. The girl lied. Headline says "Daughter's Alleged Rapist" Alleged means Said, without proof, to have taken place or to have a specified illegal or undesirable quality.
Joanna Ellison February 16, 2013 at 04:08 AM
I think all of them should be given life with out parole. The girl lied. Headline says "Daughter's Alleged Rapist" Alleged means Said, without proof, to have taken place or to have a specified illegal or undesirable quality.
Joanna Ellison February 16, 2013 at 05:57 AM
I saw no where in the story 12 people found him guilty of raping anyone. Thefo is Alleged and not convicted so we just have her word for anything. But we do know the father and them are GUILTY. Which they should all receive Life with out Parole. ALL of them! Even the minors!
Joanna Ellison February 16, 2013 at 05:59 AM
She was NOT raped
Victor Lopez May 17, 2013 at 01:20 AM
these predators must be punished,what would you do if your daughter told her counsleor at school something happened and she did NOTHING/

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