A search of the California home belonging to Kristin Smart’s accused killer Paul Flores has yielded homemade videos prosecutors say depict the suspect raping an intoxicated woman, along with ‘rape fantasy’ pornography.
Meanwhile, a separate search at the home of Ruben Flores, Paul’s 80-year-old father, earlier this year turned up likely traces of human blood and a patch of dug-up dirt beneath a deck, where authorities believe Smart’s body was once buried.
Paul, now 44, is charged with murder in the commission of a rape or attempted rape for the 1996 killing of Smart, a 19-year-old California Polytechnic State University student.
A search of the home of Paul Flores, pictured in court of Wednesday, left, was said to have yielded videos showing him allegedly raping a woman. Flores faces a charge of murder for the 1996 killing of 19-year-old college student Kristin Smart (right)
In February 2020, police executed a search warrant at Paul’s San Pedro, California, home, and seized electronic devices containing homemade videos and rape porn, prosecutors say
Two searches were carried out in February and March 2020 as part of the investigation into Smart’s death
Ruben was charged with accessory after the fact for allegedly helping his son conceal Smart’s body, which was never found.
Both men pleaded not guilty to their respective charges in April, and the elder Flores was released on bail.
During a court hearing Wednesday, a Luis Obispo County prosecutor presented evidence obtained during a February 2020 search of Paul Flores’ San Pedro home.
Deputy District Attorney Christopher Peuvrelle told the court that detectives recovered homemade videos from the suspect’s computer that show him allegedly raping an intoxicated woman.
Flores, left, is pictured facing Judge Craif van Rooyen during a remote hearing on July 12
Paul’s father, Ruben Flores, is pictured in court on July 14. A former tenant claimed Ruben would refer to Smart as a ‘dirty slut’
Other videos found stored on electronic devices that were seized during the search allegedly depict Flores having sex with and sodomizing women who drift in and out of consciousness, reported San Luis Obispo Tribune.
One of the women in the recordings appears with a red ball gag in her mouth.
Police also found a pornographic film titled ‘Real Drunken Girls Drugged and Raped While Passed Out.’ According to the prosecutor, the videos were stored in a computer file labelled ‘Practice.’
The search further yielded ‘fetishized rape fantasy porn’ and prescription drug medications that could be used as date rape drugs, especially when taken with alcohol.
Flores, 44, was arrested in April for Smart’s murder. He has denied any wrongdoing
Paul Flores, 44, is charged with murder in the commission of a rape or attempted rape. Ruben Flores, 80, is charged with accessory after the fact
Court documents allege that a search at Ruben Flores’ home turned up traces of likely human blood and a patch of dug-up dirt beneath this deck, where authorities believe Flores’ body was once buried
‘Paul Flores is a defendant who likes to rape and drug intoxicated women,’ Peuvrelle told the court. ‘That’s who he is.’
According to court documents filed by the prosecution, 30 women have come forward to accuse Flores of sexual misconduct, with some of them telling investigators that they woke up in the suspect’s home without remembering how they got there.
At least four of the accusers alleged that Flores raped them.
The evidence was presented as part of the prosecution’s bid to add two rape charges to the criminal complaint against Flores in the Smart case, accusing him of sexually assaulting two women between 2013 and 2013 in Los Angeles.
San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Craig van Rooyen denied the motion, saying there is insufficient evidence that Smart was raped.
The judge said that the court needed to consider whether prosecutors were attempting to add charges from a weak case to a stronger case in an attempt to prove the weaker case.
‘There’s no evidence of a sex crime in the charged crime (the murder case) itself,’ he said. ‘Proof of the LA charges can’t act as a substitute … for the SLO (San Luis Obispo) case.’
Additional records that were unsealed on the day of the hearing also revealed that a March 2021 search of Ruben Flores’ home in Arroyo Grande showed ‘significant soil disturbance’ and turned up samples that tested positive for human blood, although an expert has not ruled out that it could also be ferret or primate blood.
A former tenant of Flores’ told investigators that Ruben kept the area under the deck where the evidence was found padlocked and would not let anyone access it, not even a plumber who came to repair a leak.
David Stone, who rented a room from Flores for a decade, before moving out last year, said that the enclosed space ‘would be the perfect place to dispose of something where nobody would see you…’
Stone also claimed that his landlord would refer to Smart as a ‘dirty slut.’
A 12-day preliminary hearing in Smart’s murder case was rescheduled for August 2.