The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting a man accused by Glendora detectives of committing numerous acts of rape and lewd acts with a child.
Fadi Haddad, 39, is being held at the Pitchess Detention Center North Facility in Castaic. Haddad is being held in lieu of $5 million bail.
Haddad was charged with five felony counts against him, which include include three counts of lewd acts upon a minor and two counts of forcible rape, according to Sarah Ardalani of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Haddad was extradited to California by Glendora Police and arrested May 27 after being held by authorities in Fort Hood, Texas. Haddad had been deployed to Iraq by the United States Army when the case was submitted to the DA, said Detective Chris Farino of Glendora Police.
Detectives began investigating these claims in September of 2015 after the 14-year-old family member of Haddad’s came forward with the allegations. Haddad’s ex-wife then came forward with allegations of rape, Farino said.
The alleged lewd acts and rape occurred between 2010 and 2014. The lewd acts occurred in Glendora, as well as a majority of the rapes, some of which occurred in Covina and Pomona, Farino said.
“We contacted military authorities. They flew him home and the furthest they would bring him was Fort Hood, Texas, because that’s where he was deployed from,” Farino said. “At our request, local authorities picked him up. We flew out and extradited him out of Texas.”
Haddad is scheduled to be arraigned in Department N of the Pomona Courthouse June 17.