February 24, 2024

SANTA CRUZ — A decide this week held a distinguished Aptos actual property dealer to reply on three felony rape-related prices.

Frank DeBernardo, CEO and dealer of the true property company the DeBernardo Workforce in Capitola, was charged in August 2022 with allegedly raping an unconscious girl, recognized as “Jane Doe” in courtroom paperwork, after a celebration at his household’s residence in November 2021. The cost of threatening a witness was associated to a subsequent alleged December 2021 incident, in line with the Santa Cruz County District Lawyer Workplace’s grievance submitting.