WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDIA GIANTS -- A new twist takes hold in the Match.com civil suit filed by Carole Markin. Markin alleges that Alan Paul Wurtzel viciously sexually assaulted her after she met him on Match.com. Wurtzel, currently facing felony charges [Case: BA373188], has been convicted of six separate sexual assault charges previously. However, according to court documents filed on June 13, Wurtzel's attorney is now moving to vacate his prior convictions for sexual assault on several different women [Case: LA5CR02442-01]. Judge Renee F. Korn will preside over the case.
"The motion to vacate, if granted, would allow Mr. Wurtzel to start over on his earlier case and plead not guilty, then go to trial," explains Mark L. Webb, Esq., Markin's attorney. "Wurtzel could conceivably be found not guilty on all the earlier cases since the evidence is now old and the witnesses may be harder to obtain. That could make his current pending charges involving forced oral copulation testified to by Carole Markin the equivalent of a first offense, and would make the outcome of that case much less harsh, even if found guilty."
Carole Markin, highly-praised Match.com reformist, will be present at the June 21 Wurtzel hearing in Department 45 of the L.A. Superior Court. Markin's pending civil suit against Match.com is intended to force the online dating giant to implement mandatory sexual predator screening for all of its members at the federal and regional levels. Basic screening would have revealed Wurztel's prior sexual assault history, banned him from Match.com and prevented his attack on Ms. Markin. Match.com announced their intent to implement a sexual predator screening process, but has yet to do so.
A copy of the People of the State of California vs. Alan Paul Wurtzel can be downloaded at: http://hollywoodgiants.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Wurtzel_Paul_LAA5CR02442-01_23_pages.pdf
People of the State of California vs. Alan Paul Wurtzel Hearing
DATE: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
TIME: 8:30 AM
WHERE: L.A. SUPERIOR COURT
Criminal Courts Building
210 W. Temple, Room 117
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Carole Markin is represented by Mark L. Webb, Esq of San Francisco, CA and Cheryl Konell Ruggiero, Esq. and Jerome Konell, Esq. of Konell Ruggiero & Konell LLP of Los Angeles, CA.
SOURCE Carole Markin