Temecula Man Accused of Rape Arrested

Joseph Eric Moorhead is suspected of assaulting a woman after they left a party last month.

A 31-year-old Temecula man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman as he walked her home from a party last month was arrested Friday and booked on three felony charges, including rape.

Joseph Eric Moorhead was at a party on Nov. 17 in the 29000 block of Solana Way in Temecula when he offered to walk a female acquaintance home, according to the Riverside Sheriff’s Department. As they were walking to her home, Moorhead made sexual advances that were rejected. He then pushed the woman behind a building and sexually assaulted her, according to sheriff’s Sgt. K. McDonald.

The alleged assault was reported to Temecula police on Dec. 7 at around 4:25 p.m., and investigators identified Moorhead as a suspect and arrested him at 11 p.m. He was booked into the Southwest Detention Center for rape and two other felony sex charges, as well as misdemeanor battery.

Bail was set at $55,000. A court date has been scheduled for Dec. 12.  

Galactic Cannibal December 08, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Why are people so surprised when males rape females. I do not agree with it , but It has nothing to do with respect or disrespect for females.. All males between the ages of 17 and 70 are sexually hard wired, to sustain the species. But because of domestic drudgery and restrictions by man made marriage, they become insanely sexually frustrated. The other side of this coin is, females from approx.. 18 to 35 are by nature hard wired to spawn babies. And are shaped with curves to attract the male. They are happy to strut around in skin tight garments. made to attack the male , and frequently frustrate him. In all the above, nothing has changed since the beginning of human time . Except crushing restrictive laws, made to stifle the natural desire of nature. Without the Cave women and Cave men our ancestors, we would not exist. The Cave men hunted and fought over Cave women, and Cave women sought out Cave men and fought over them in their caves. They had no cell phones, no condoms, no DB cops, no cars , no pain pills, etc etc . But they were our ancestors A solution, make prostitution legal and well regulated, and without the stigma of guilt or shame. Where ever there is a McDonald's or a Burger King next door is a located healthy well regulated Mustang Ranch. Then watch those illegal rapes decline en masse
Brenda December 09, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Why in the world would this woman get raped on Nov. 17th and wait until Dec. 7th to report it? All physical evidence is GONE? I am really confused by this and hope she gets on here anonymously of course and explain this? Hell if I was raped, I dont care if it was by my best friend, and he let me live, I would have reported it the second he walked away for Godsake. I just dont get this at all. And Gal Cann, the last I heard or read we had evolved.:P
You've got to be kidding me December 09, 2012 at 03:12 AM
The preceeding are two of the most ignorant comments ever posted here. You've got the "gallactic cannibal" basically defending this piece of garbage rapist and then there's little brenda demanding our victim sign on and explain herself. You are both what is wrong with this country.
Galactic Cannibal December 09, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Response to; 'You've got to be kidding me. Dude or Dudette Show me or tell me, where in my comment posted above. do I defend "this piece of garbage". Rape is a crime, its gone on from time immoral. The root cause of rape is a flaw by nature in our genetic pool. The rapist here should be castrated and jail for life. But rape will go on and on and on . And because societies ignore its root cause, a solution like, a well regulated clinically clean prostitution industry will be prohibited. The male testosterone needs to be controlled , prostitution can help do that. So do girl friends , and wives. But enter the religious freaks and all hell breaks loose with fake morals and sin.
Galactic Cannibal December 09, 2012 at 03:32 AM
correction : time immoral .....should read ..... time immemorial
Frustrated December 09, 2012 at 03:33 PM
You haver got to be the biggest ass on the face of the Earth
Connie Lingus December 09, 2012 at 03:33 PM
What a foolish man. Always baiting and seeking attention. Throwing up inflammatory comments as often as a cat hurls fur balls and a equally attractive. Pedantic and pathetic excuse for a lonely and ignored man.
5150 December 09, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Anyone who commits rape should be castrated. Cmon Man! lets get tough on these scum bags! Child molesters need to be put to death
Diane Johnson December 09, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Seriously? Gallactic Cannibal is just looking for attention but Brenda? You have got to be the most ignorant woman alive! Just because she waited to report it doesnt mean that she didnt have a physical exam done or a rape kit. If she knew this man she is very smart to wait until she has enough evidence so he is not released on bail, and seriously she was just raped. Do you think she should log on to the Temecula Patch and explain her reasons to busy bodies like you?
Andy December 09, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Are these really grown adults in this comment section? Could anyone think that the woman's rapist might have threatened her during the experience and that she might have been traumatized by the whole thing? That's why it sometimes takes a long time for a woman to admit she was raped. Talking about it to everyone, telling the cops, and possibly the press finding out is embarrassing too. There are a multitude of reasons why she waited. She could've been gathering evidence too.
Connie Lingus December 09, 2012 at 06:42 PM
She might also have delayed due to thoughts of what a defense attorney says and does to the Victim. It's shameful really putting the Vic on trial. Castrate them all with a white hot fireplace poker, then jail for life. Or, give perp to family of victim, or families surrogate..
LBV Collins December 09, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Humph... Well GC, according to this paper, "...the rape rate would decrease by roughly 25%..." if prostitution were legalized in the U.S. [1] 1. http://shar.es/6UZcj
eric December 10, 2012 at 01:10 AM
you are undoubtedly the most reprehensible troll i have ever encountered at this site . also , you should consider donning your best loincloth and heading over to msjc to take a remedial english composition course . there you will learn about things like syntax and sentence structure ...
eric December 10, 2012 at 01:13 AM
i am hard -wired to smash trolls like you that post imbecilic drivel .
eric December 10, 2012 at 01:17 AM
hear , hear .
Richard Goesinya December 10, 2012 at 06:57 PM
It's interesting that this scum works as a Federal Protective Service officer and carries a badge... Another incident of "color of authority"?
SA December 10, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Lock him up with Sandusky …
Larry K. Sanchez Jr. December 11, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Anybody that's says anything bad about the victim, just keep yo trap shut! She was scared to tell anyone. This fool worked and lived near her, she was scared. She is the most innocent person in the world, works to provide for her kids. If you got anything bad to say about her, not that anybody has yet, but if you do, bring it! I work at the carwash!
LBV Collins December 11, 2012 at 06:13 AM
"I work at the carwash!" <sigh> Thanks, Larry. Now I can't get that song out of my head...
Beefy-T December 11, 2012 at 04:29 PM
That sick-o worked at club silk at Pechanga. WTF
dick weed December 11, 2012 at 04:51 PM
agree with frustrated 100 %
SoCal 4 Me December 11, 2012 at 09:42 PM
This is terrible. I hope she seeks couseling.
robert sam December 18, 2012 at 01:44 AM
I doubt she was raped. Who waits that long. From what i see there is not enough to hold up in court.
robert sam December 18, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Served with Joe in the marine corps he was one of the most respectful and nice people I ever had the pleasure of meeting. I doubt he raped anybody. Everybody deserves their day in court. But unless there are witnesses this case will never see a jury.


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