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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.

vahall February 13, 2013 at 03:28 AM
I like your comment! There are is no proof of a rape here. There are allegations of rape, and those allegations apparently drove some loose cannon to assault an innocent man. So many people on here howling about teenagers, and sex, and victims. Fact is ... he is innocent until proven guilty, and I hope whatever judge gets this mess requires more than the victim's word that an assault happened. Very wrong. Very, very wrong.
vahall February 13, 2013 at 03:31 AM
Poetess thirteen, and others of like mind: If this girl is lying about being raped, would you have sympathy with this boys father if he took a baseball bat to this girl?
Nicole Monique February 13, 2013 at 04:29 AM
But pregnant by whom, Linda?
Gandhi February 13, 2013 at 05:18 AM
How the hell would I know Nicole!! I'm just stating the obvious. @Imperfect Man - well if there's so many other possibilities, why am I the only one who's brought one up? What's yours by the way? Perhaps Nicole, is a man in reality, and got her pregnant, yeah thats it, the pieces fall into place.....;)
Gandhi February 13, 2013 at 05:25 AM
@Jo Ou, well somethin aint right there, you tell us in one breath that you NEVER believe anything your daughter is saying, and in the next breath tell us she's "PERFECT". I see some issues here definitely. I DID expect, and GOT honesty from my 15 year old daughter, not sure why you don't expect it from yours. Family counseling time perhaps?
Gandhi February 13, 2013 at 05:31 AM
No, Brenda meant every word she said above believe me. She flip flops to suit the occasion, whatever someone criticizes her for, she will immediately state the opposite or, as in this case, pretend she was just "making it up", hardly. She is one of the "regulars" here on Patch, unfortunately. @Brenda - please do us all a favor and stop trying to cover up all your lame comments on here with feeble lies as if none of us could see through them! Like we all wanna read your never ending ignorant flip flopping monologues on here endlessly, yeah, right.
Imperfect Man February 13, 2013 at 06:01 AM
Something I haven't seen commented on here is the very real possibility that while the 15 year old girl isn't going to be held accountable in any case of sexual activity (whatever the circumstances of these events), she may be held accountable (if convicted) of conspiracy, attempted murder and possibly other crimes AS AN ADULT. More and more trials of minors are being conducted with the minor being tried as an adult. The question that goes through my mind when the law does that is this. Supposedly, one big reason minors are not allowed to consent to sex is because their (immature) minds cannot assimilate the consequences of their actions. If, in the case of sexual activity these "precious" little minds can't put it all together, how is it that the law (or those prosecuting on behalf of the law) can determine that these "immature" minds can assimilate the consequences of other criminal activities? I have always found that to be an interesting standard that our society uses. In one case, these young people aren't held accountable, but in other, more serious and potentially more devastating circumstances, these young people can and are (in many cases) held accountable as adults. Any thoughts on that particular pondering?
Brenda February 13, 2013 at 08:17 AM
Is this by chance speculations? Hmm
Brenda February 13, 2013 at 08:18 AM
Imperfect, Nice post
Brenda February 13, 2013 at 08:25 AM
Linda, You of course would see the hypocrisy in it, "alleged, rape" when there was never a report, medical eval. police report, investigation, arrest, charges by the DA for a rape trial, conviction for the victim of the attempted murder. However, per these articles, the police lay out their statements and charges for the press and in return its printed for us to read and then comment on. There are NO rape charges to respond to or comment on, except to "speculate" by the testimony given by the young woman, on her actions, statements. You have done here also along with us and I believe that is part of communicating thoughts, ideas or "stands" in a comments sections. If you read Kyle's note under this reply he states the "facts" of this case perfectly.
Brenda February 13, 2013 at 08:27 AM
Shannan, and to make her look even more likely to make it a norm to "hang" with older guys, she brings another 20 yr old "friend" to help her dad beat the heck out of this guy. If my daughters had had one 20 yr old man as a friend at 15 they would have been locked up, phones gone, computers gone, supervised everywhere, but 2??? They would have been living out in the middle of Arizona with grandparents being homeschooled and shoveling animal poop for fun.
Brenda February 13, 2013 at 08:32 AM
Shannan, again my thoughts. I am also a huge advocate for protecting our children, teenagers against predators, keeping them safe on the internet, at school, everywhere. I have been overprotective and had probably daily talks with my children on keeping themselves from predators through the years, and even still with my oldest of 28. There are many scenerios with this girl and of course the whole truth would be nice but SHE is the only one who knows that from ALL sides. Even the beating victim doesnt. Its a wonder this young man is alive and Thank God for that, and I hope he does not have any permanent damage. If later on positive information was gathered by the police to present a case to the DA for him raping her, then that will be a new article.
Brenda February 13, 2013 at 08:35 AM
I agree putting predators of kids, teenagers, women also away forever, and NOT for 2 years at the Hotel Atascadero State Hospital!! They need to be put in with regular prisoners and definately get more time then they currently are. A rape of a child, woman can change her life forever, all of her life and the predator is in and out in 2 years and on to acquire more victims AGAIN.
Brenda February 13, 2013 at 08:42 AM
Right Nicole, same I said earlier, and LBV another great post with definately a speculation that could be spot on. That is what I thought. This man would have never went there under fear of being beat the chit out of, but definately he would have to meet a girlfriend, make out session, consensual sdkjfskdfsp. Its unfortunate that IF, and that is a big IF this man did rape her, and he is charged, that he did not know well enough to leave these little 15 year old con artists ALONE. These girls, if they do not get what they want do know how to work the system, and definately do not piss them off especially if you are over 18 and not going to help her get away from Daddy. Keep it in your pants guys!! Guys need to be smarter seriously if you are being pursued by a young girl or if she promises you that everything is ok with her, that she will never tell, and that she loves you or WHATEVER. RUN and RUN FAST! Same for girls. Dont be out drinking vodka and passing out at two different times. Who was that who raped you again? Do not go to parties you are 15. Do not get near guys at night and alcohol and drugs. BE AT HOME, and if you are not you are liable to be a victim instead of a participant.
Brenda February 13, 2013 at 08:45 AM
True Jo Ou, and Linda seriously if your daughter never lied to you she should be crowned Queen of something. Because that is literally unheard of unfortunately and what all parents wish and hope was true. LOL
Imperfect Man February 13, 2013 at 08:51 AM
Linda, you aren't the "only one who's brought one up".. One of my posts (way up above your post here) "Imperfect Man 9:49 pm on Saturday, February 9, 2013" - I'm sure you can find it if you look. I brought up a few possibilities.. And a few others have brought up possibilities.. But, you've read all of the comments so you have seen it already... A little testy aren't we???
Brenda February 13, 2013 at 08:59 AM
Here we go with Linda calling names again, La La La La' We best run to "The Patch" and report such behavior. LOL. Linda you really do crack me up, and the hypocrisy and I am too tired to go and find that infamous whiny post of yours again that if "Patch" doesnt get rid of commentors arguing with you or calling you names you will not read the "Patch"!!!!! I never said a word to you in that thread or you to me. But I remembered your posts and your final statement. LOL. So when I saw you tearing people apart on the next article and calling names, demeaning, generalizing everyone and the "Patch" with your filthy statements I had to remind you of your "Post" that everyone was being mean to you. Especially that the "Patch" needed take care of it for you **Tearing up** Still prior to that message I had never addressed you or paid any attention to your posts. Then when I do nicely remind you of your post about name calling etc. you have went all crazy on me and now include me as one of the people you lash out at? Is this all normal behavior for you for the last month? I have more class in my little finger then to lash out at you or anyone else about them, or their life or children as you have to me and others here. Its called comments and thoughts section for a reason. To post them, not to lash out at others who might have a different idea then you.
Brenda February 13, 2013 at 04:27 PM
LOL Nicole. Its called speculation by saying the girl could be pregnant. Leading to other possible reasons this all could have happened without any information or complaint about rape for 3 months. But that is a great question Nicole, "By whom".? By the time this case is over it can be called "as the stomach turns".
Brenda February 13, 2013 at 04:47 PM
LOL, wait, I have given many possibilities, ie SPECULATIONS remember Linda? Your posts accusing only me of making them? But you make them just as much if not more then anyone else. A little testy, calling names, generalized insults to everyone, is putting it mildly. Imperfect she is all yours, LOL. She doesnt know what she says from one post to the next, and doesnt bother to read articles and the comments so she is not even on the right track with everyone else, or the flow of the possibilities.
Brenda February 13, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Very good point Imperfect. I was thinking along the lines of actual murders that some of these kids and teenagers carry out. With premeditation better then alot of adults. I also know from raising half a dozen daughters and some of their friends(ugh) and being close enough to talk about everything that some girls are extremely devious and learn quick that pre-sex, sex, will get them alot. In alot of circumstances its drugs, attention from friends, other boys, and if it doesnt work out for the girl the way she wants it WATCH OUT. Text and facebook burns up with pictures, statements from other kids on who what where and it gets really bad the vindictiveness. In the noteriety, peer thing, and oftentimes severe cases of hypersexuality which goes along with personality disorders, bi-polar some teenagers only suffer from during high school. Seriously you watch any of these shows these girls watch and what do they learn? Teen Moms, deviousness, tricking boys, sex, sex, going from one partner to another after they have the baby, and it just goes on and on. Any woman knows that sex can be used as a tool and some girls even see their parents use that. These girls from the first day of school each year fall in love, head over heels with men teachers and proclaim it to all their friends, and the means they try to get his attention.
Nicole Monique February 13, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Linda, what is your problem?
Imperfect Man February 13, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Brenda, Thanks, but no thanks.
Alek J Hidell February 15, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Romeo still pretty, despite the whuppin'. I'd say Dad showed a bit of mercy...wonder if da Judge gonna have mercy as well? Consider yourself lucky, Casanova...
Joanna Ellison February 16, 2013 at 04:05 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 04:07 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 04:07 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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