Aguanga man gets life in prison for raping, violently threatening runaway boys
A convicted felon who repeatedly sexually assaulted two runaway boys he took into his home, using threats to keep them under control and plotting to kill them so they couldn’t testify against him, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 4, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Randy John Morasch, 55, of Aguanga was convicted last month of two dozen felony charges, including forcible sodomy, kidnapping to commit rape, assault with a firearm, supplying pornography to a minor and solicitation to commit murder.
Morasch sought to fire his attorney, Marty Miller, during a closed hearing prior to his sentencing at the Southwest Justice Center, but Riverside County Superior Court Judge Elaine Kiefer denied the request. She imposed the sentence required by law.
According to Deputy District Attorney Marcus Garrett, the offenses occurred between 2006 and 2014 and involved a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy.
In the case of the 16-year-old, Morasch invited the homeless youth to stay with him at his house in the rural Aguanga area a dozen miles east of Temecula. Morasch worked to win the boy’s confidence, allowing him to freely shoot guns, consume alcohol and ride ATVs, Garrett said.
After the boy settled into the ex-con’s home, Morasch showed him a homemade pornographic movie featuring his then-teenage stepson having sexual intercourse with a teenage girl, Garrett said.
While viewing the video, Morasch raped the boy and forced him to perform oral sex, the prosecutor said.
The victim was sexually abused on multiple occasions in the ensuing months, according to the prosecution. The boy made several attempts to get away from Morasch, who told him that he was “affiliated with the Hell’s Angels” and could have the boy killed, Garrett wrote in a trial brief.
On one occasion, the teen ran out of the house, and Morasch fired a gun to stop the […]