In the gallery, Nina’s supporters looked worried and wiped their eyes.
Nina said she did not want to go to school anymore. She said she was “a little bit” afraid of Chica’s friends at school. “I will start doing homeschool,” she said.
Giovanni’s defense attorney suggested that Nina was “ashamed and embarrassed” after she got drunk and had sex that day. Attorney Victor Orsatti said that a regretful teen sometimes “makes up things” after willingly participating in a sex party fueled by alcohol and drugs.
Superior court judge Richard Mills ordered all three defendants held on multiple felonies. Giovanni Abarca and Chica both face charges of aiding and abetting an act of sexual intercourse against the will of the victim, administering Ecstasy, and rape of an intoxicated person. They are both charged as adults. David Perez faces charges for possession of Ecstasy, marijuana for sale, and child abuse for allowing his toddler son to be within reach of drugs around his apartment. All three defendants are pleading not guilty to all charges. They are next due in the Vista courthouse on March 11.