Hollywood producer, 40, is charged with seven more sex attacks on women including two counts of rape after being charged with killing model, 24, and her architect friend, 28: DA warns he could have even MORE victims

  • Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon announced on Tuesday that seven more women have come forward to claim David Pearce sexually assaulted them
  • He warned in a news conference there may be others as well, urging any victims to come forward
  • In the meantime, Pearce is facing rape, sexual penetration by a foreign object, sodomy and sexual penetration by use of force charges
  • He is also facing homicide charges in the deaths of model Christy Giles, 24, and her friend Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, 26
  • They were found unconscious, dumped outside of two separate Los Angeles hospitals on November 13
  • Additionally, Pearce is facing two more felony charges for selling or offering to sell them a controlled substance

A Hollywood producer charged with the murder of a model and her architect friend is now facing a slew of felony sexual assault charges for a series of unrelated cases – as the Los Angeles District Attorney warns he may have other victims.

On Tuesday, District Attorney George Gascon announced that seven additional women have come forward to claim David Pearce, 40, sexually assaulted them between August 2010 and November 2021.

He warned there may be other victims, urging them to come forward.

‘We know that often survivors do not report sexual assault for a variety of reasons,’ Gascon said at a news conference.

”Sometimes they feel the system is not going to listen to them, sometimes they’re afraid of their assailant, sometimes they feel ashamed, and we recognize that these are all factors that play a role.

‘That is one of the reasons we’re here to say to our community, and certainly survivors out there, that if you feel comfortable coming forward we’re here for you.’

Gascon said Pearce is facing three counts of forcible rape, two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, one count of sodomy and one count of sexual penetration by use of force.

He is also facing homicide charges in the deaths of model Christy Giles, 24, and her friend Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, 26, whose were found unconscious, dumped outside two separate hospitals on November 13.

Additionally, Pearce is facing two more felony charges for selling or offering to sell them a controlled substance leading up to their drug-induced homicides.

He is now being held on a $3.4 million bond, and is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing next Monday.

If convicted on all of the charges, Pearce could face up to 120 years in prison. 

Hollywood producer David Pearce, 40, pictured, has been hit with a slew of felony sexual assault charges after seven women came forward to accuse him of assaulting them between August 2010 and November 2021

He is also charged with the homicides of Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola (right), who was left unconscious outside a Los Angeles hospital two hours after her model friend Christy Giles’ (left) dead body was dumped outside a different hospital in the area

Gascon officially announced the charges against Pearce on Tuesday, days after the Los Angeles Times first reported he was charged with Giles and Cabrales-Arzola’s deaths.

Giles, 24, was found the sidewalk at Southern California Hospital in Culver City on November 13, 2021. She died a short time later from what was determined to be an overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and other drugs.

A few hours later, her friend Cabrales-Arzola, 26, was left at Kaiser West Los Angeles. She remained in a coma until she died on November 24 from organ failure and intoxication from cocaine, MDMA and possibly other drugs. 

Their deaths were ruled as drug-induced homicides. 

Surveillance video showed their bodies being dumped by three masked men driving a Toyota Prius with no license plates, and one month later Pearce was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

He has remained in jail ever since December on unrelated rape charges, accused of sexually assaulting four women in 2010, 2019, February 2020 and October 2020 in crimes not connected to the deaths of Giles and Cabralez-Arzola. 

Finally on Tuesday, Gascon said investigators have found enough evidence to link Pearce with their deaths, and the sexual assault of three other women.

‘We knew that this was going to be a lengthy investigation, and we started with the charges we knew that we could prove,’ he explained. ‘Most had to do with the using and administration of drugs.

‘The LAPD did a lot of work here as well as our prosecuting team because we knew that they were murders and we wanted to prove that; and that is the reason why the outstanding charges have been confirmed.’

But Pearce’s attorney insists that the District Attorney’s Office still does not have enough evidence to convict Pearce on any of the charges against him.   

‘All the allegations, including the new charges, are based on extremely weak evidence,’ Jacob Glucksman told the New York Post. 

‘The DA’s Office is prosecuting under the premise of ‘where there’s smoke there’s fire.’ The problem is, they haven’t yet located any fire.’

Actor Brandt Osborn has also been charged as an accessory to their murder. He is pictured at  the Los Angeles home where it is believed that the two women were fatally drugged

Meanwhile, the District Attorney’s Office is also charging Brandt Osborn, 42, an actor as an accessory to the pair’s murder.

He allegedly told two fellow actors, Alexandra Creteau and David Murrietta Jr. that he was partying with Giles and Cabralez-Arzola before their deaths, and helped Pearce dump their bodies.

‘He told me how they’d partied, two girls came back to their place, and the girls had a bunch of drugs,’ Murrietta told the Post, adding that Osborn told him he left his apartment to get a COVID test, and when he returned, his roommate told him Giles was dead.

‘He checked her pulse, freaked out, decided not to call 911 and they decided what to do with the body,’ Murrietta claimed.

A third man, Michael Ansbach, 47, was also arrested along with Pearce and Osborn in December, but has not yet been charged.

David Pearce is seen with Cabralez-Arzola on the evening she and Giles died 

Pearce (left) and Cabralez-Arzola (center) are pictured together at a warehouse party on November 13 2021, hours before the architect and her model friend Christy Giles suffered fatal overdoses 

The women met up with Pearce at the warehouse party in LA, where Cabrales texted Giles around 4 a.m. asking whether she wanted cocaine, according to a search warrant affidavit

On Sunday, the Times reported that investigators got a warrant in January to search dozens of electronics seized from the three men. 

Pearce was pictured partying with Cabralez-Arzola hours before her death. The young architect was also snapped having a good time with Giles in haunting photos depicting the final hours before their tragic killings. 

The Times reported that he and the women had met up at the warehouse party in LA that night, where Cabrales texted Giles around 4 a.m. asking whether she wanted cocaine, according to a search warrant affidavit by Det. Jonathan Vander Lee.

‘I’m in the kitchen,’ Cabrales responded to Giles. ‘Let’s do a line.’

Surveillance cameras at the warehouse captured Cabrales and Giles leaving the party with the three men: Pearce, Ansbach and Osborn in Osborn’s Hyundai. They were at Pearce’s apartment around 5 a.m.

 About twenty minutes later, Giles texted her friend: ‘Let’s go,’ along with a wide-eyed emoji.

‘Yes,’ Cabrales responded. ‘I’ll call an Uber. 10 min away.’

According to video footage, a car believed to be the Uber, arrived at the apartment and then was seen leaving after waiting for five minutes. 

‘One glaring fact is that both Giles and Cabrales wanted to leave Pearce’s residence, as is evident by their texts and ordering an Uber,’ Vander Lee wrote. ‘The next time they are seen, they’re dead.’

Cameras later captured Pearce carrying Giles’ body to his Prius and driving to a hospital, where she was left on the sidewalk, Vander Lee wrote. The same thing was done with Cabrales.

Vander Lee recalled in his affidavit that detectives spoke to a ‘visibly nervous’ Osborn, who said he didn’t see Giles or Cabrales take any drugs.

‘I didn’t give them anything, OK, I don’t live like that,’ Osborn said. He said ‘they were making noises, but I figured give them a couple hours and they’ll come out of it, but it seemed like they were getting progressively worse.’

Osborn said he panicked because he’d never been in this situation before.

‘We didn’t know them,’ he added, saying he didn’t bring them to the same hospital because ‘we didn’t know how that would look.’

Following the news of the charges, Giles’ husband, Jan Cilliers, said he was relieved.

‘There can never be true justice for the death of Christy and Marcela,’ he told the Post. ‘Nothing will ever bring them back, and their deaths will affect the rest of our lives.

‘The best we can hope for now is that the full truth comes out and that they are put away for the maximum amount of time so they can no longer hurt anyone else.’ 

Christy Giles was described as a vibrant woman who was down-to-earth and ‘brutally honest’ with her friends and family

Luis Cabrales Rivera, 49, has hoped that murder charges be brought against the men arrested in connection with the death of his daughter, Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, 26

Cabrales was an architect who had just moved to Los Angeles from Mexico in July to take a job as project manager for a design company. She graduated cum laude from Monterrey University two years ago.

She and Giles went out to the SoHo House in downtown LA and then a nearby warehouse party on the night they died.

The two women left the party in downtown LA with men and ended up at an apartment building in West LA, said a third friend who left early.

Giles’ mother, Dusty, of Dora, Alabama, was the first family member to receive news of her death and had spoken to her just hours earlier. 

She said her daughter grew up as a southern belle with a fierce independence, was scouted to play soccer for college teams but chose modeling instead. She signed with Wilhelmina Models at age 14.

She described her daughter as a vibrant woman who was down-to-earth and ‘brutally honest’ with her friends and family. She remained close and loving to her siblings and parents despite glamorous moves to London, Miami, and Los Angeles pursuing her modeling career.

Dusty previously told DailyMail.com that that texts between the girls also suggested they took cocaine at the warehouse party in East LA.

The grieving mom said she didn’t agree with her daughter’s recreational drug use, but that Christy was always open and honest about it – and that her daughter was also adamant she would never take heroin, after seeing a close cousin become addicted and a close friend’s ex die of an overdose.

Arzola – who had only recently moved to LA from Mexico – also despised heroin, according to family and friends.

Dusty said she was unsurprised by the references to drug use.

‘My daughter by no means was an angel. She lived her life very unapologetically, and was brutally honest and truthful with her family, regardless if we agreed with it or not, because she knew that we loved her unconditionally,’ she said.

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