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DA will not file rape charge in sextortion case

Actor and former ARC student Christian Brian Hirtzel (standing right) rehearsing for ARC's production of Young Frankenstein. Hirtzel was found guilty on four counts relating to sexual extortion and will be sentenced on August 2. (File Photo)

Jordan Schauberger

May 24, 2016

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s office will not file a rape charge against former ARC student Christian Brian Hirtzel. During Hirtzel’s last court appearance, James Wax, deputy district attorney in the cyber crimes unit, said that an additional accuser came forward between court dates ...

Potential rape charge delays court date for ARC sextortion suspect

A courtroom sketch of Chris Hirtzel at his hearing on Tuesday. The hearing was pushed back to May 24 as the DA looks to add a rape charge. Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom.
(Courtroom illustration by Allante Morris)

Jordan Schauberger

April 12, 2016

A potential rape charge that the Sacramento County District Attorney's office says will likely be added to the case of former American River College student Christian Brian Hirtzel, who was arrested on Jan. 22 on 18 counts of six different felonies stemming from sextortion allegations, pushed back his heari...

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