Three San Diego men are criminally charged, accused of raping an unconscious and intoxicated woman they met in the Gaslamp Quarter. A complaint filed by the District Attorney’s office alleges two of the men later bragged about the sexual assault in an online post.
The men recalled the events in a post on a locally-operated website that claims to teach men how to meet, seduce and sleep with women in one night.
Jason M. Berlin, 27, Jonas Isaac Dick, 26, and Alexander Markham Smith, 26, are charged each with one count of rape of an intoxicated person and one count of rape of an unconscious person.
Court documents obtained exclusively by NBC 7 allege, around October 13-14, 2013, the men met the victim in the Gaslamp Quarter.
She was heavily intoxicated and agreed to go back to one of their residences located in the Gaslamp.
There, according to court records, the woman’s friend found the victim unconscious, face down on a bed and surrounded by vomit with two of the defendants nude around her.
The friend dragged the woman from the room and the two reported what happened to San Diego Police, according to the complaint.
According to a police investigator, “The next day Smith blogged about the incident, touting his sexual prowess. Berlin confessed to engaging in sex with a female who moments before vomited. He chronicled the incident with great detail implicating himself, Smith and Dick.”
The complaint alleges both Dick and Berlin blogged about the attack and posted them on the website Efficient Pickup.
Video of other people on the website claim the site is a legend in the dating pick up community.
Two people, not involved in the criminal case, can be heard saying on the website, “Pretty much every day we go out, we meet, seduce and bring home a very attractive girl that same night.”
The website indicates its office is located on Market Street in the East Village.
Investigators say Dick and Smith were listed as “instructors” on the site.
Police claim they found “hundreds of pornographic photographs and videos…several of nude women asleep or unconscious” on Smith’s phone.
NBC 7 reached out to the attorneys representing the three defendants. None of them wanted to comment. They said their clients have pleaded not guilty. Requests for comment were also sent to the website identified by investigators, but no reply has been received.
Defendant Jonas Dick is currently in custody. The other two defendants are currently out on bail, according to court records.
A jury trial is scheduled for January 4.