Texas real estate developer, a reality TV star, charged with raping 16-year-old-girl in Southern California

A 63-year-old Texas real estate developer and reality TV personality is facing sexual assault charges in Orange County, including allegations that he raped an unconscious 16-year-old girl while on vacation in Laguna Beach.

William Hutchinson of Highland Park, Texas, has been charged with one felony count of rape of an unconscious person and five misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday.

The Orange County allegations came a day after Hutchinson was charged with sexual assault in Texas, allegedly involving a 16-year-old girl at Hutchinson’s Dallas-area home.

A prominent developer in Texas, Hutchinson appeared on the Lifetime series “Marrying Millions,” which spotlighted his relationship with a woman 40 years younger than him.

According to Texas media reports, Hutchinson is a founder of Dunhill Partners, which was involved in the revitalization of Dallas’ Design District, and manages retail space around the country.

Orange County prosecutors allege that Hutchinson brought two 16-year-old girls with him during trips earlier this year to his Laguna Beach vacation home.

During an April trip, Orange County prosecutors allege that Hutchinson raped one of the teenagers and committed four acts of sexual battery against her. That girl declined to take part in a second trip to Laguna Beach in May, prosecutors said, when Hutchinson is accused of committing sexual battery against the second girl.

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Hutchinson is reportedly facing similar allegations in the Texas case.

The Dallas Morning News, citing an arrest-warrant affidavit, reported that a 17-year-old girl told detectives that Hutchinson gave her and other minors alcohol and touched her inappropriately. Texas investigators wrote that the teenager reported waking up after falling asleep on the couch to find Hutchinson sexually assaulting her, the paper reported.

Hutchinson, in a statement to TMZ after the Texas case became public, denied the allegations, saying “Anyone who knows me in this city knows that I am not capable of assault, sexual or otherwise.” He could not immediately be reached for comment regarding the Orange County charges.

In an interview with Fox News about the reality show before the allegations came to light, Hutchinson described his belief that women are more mature than men, and that older men “will be a gentleman” and take care of younger women.

“I’ve always thought that a really good working relationship is where there is an age gap,” Hutchinson told Fox News. “It doesn’t have to be 40 years. It could be five years. It could be 10 years. But when there is an age gap, there is an automatic respect for the elder – her to me. And there’s an automatic caring – me to her – for the younger one.”

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According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Hutchinson on Wednesday turned himself in to police in Texas and was released on a $30,000 bond.

An arrest warrant has since been issued out of Orange County for Hutchinson, prosecutors said.

If convicted of the Orange County charges, Hutchinson faces up to 8 years in state prison and two and a half years in county jail.

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