Santa Barbara man charged with raping 3 unconscious women

July 12, 2012 12:21:55 AM PDT
A Santa Barbara man has been charged with raping three unconscious women who told investigations they met him at bars or parties and woke up while being assaulted.

The Santa Barbara News-Press says 30-year-old Jerry Providence Bonhomme was arrested on July 3 and is charged with rape by use of drugs, assault and other sex, drug and burglary counts.

He remains jailed pending a July 19 court appearance.

Investigators say two victims came forward after publicity about Bonhomme's initial arrest for the February rape of a woman who met him at a bar and went home with him.

Another woman says she was raped by Bonhomme in December and a third says he raped her in 2009. All of them say they woke up with Bonhomme sexually assaulting them.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.