Two men, including one who was previously convicted in the ‘Bling Ring’ burglary case, pleaded guilty on Monday after being charged with stalking a West Hollywood esthetician and soliciting a man to rape her.
Nicholas Prugo, 25, and Edward Feinstein, 32, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of stalking after Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Tynan dismissed a solicitation for rape felony charge due to insufficient evidence.
Tynan also reduced the felony stalking charge to a misdemeanor charge, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
Prugo and Feinstein allegedly posted an ad online in January 2014 soliciting men to go to an esthetician’s home and rape her.
They were also accused of harassing the esthetician, Dawn Daluise, and her two adult daughters between December 2013 and April 2014, according to the D.A.
The judge announced his ruling following a 12-hour preliminary hearing conducted in July and August.
Prugo was previously convicted as a member of the notorious ‘Bling Ring’, a group of teens and 20-somethings who stole more than $3 million in jewelry and belongings from the celebrity homes of Paris Hilton, Megan Fox, Orlando Bloom and others.
He pleaded guilty in that case and served one year of a two-year sentence, according to police.
Prugo and Feinstein will return to the Foltz Criminal Justice Center on Oct. 24 for sentencing.