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Jury Convicts Man In 2011 South Sacramento Sexual Assaults

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento County jury convicted a man on six charges, including rape, in attacks on women in south Sacramento in late 2011.

District Attorney Jan Scully announced Thursday that Ladell Lamont Sanders was convicted by jury of six charges, including forcible sexual intercourse and forcible oral copulation of three separate female victims.

On Nov. 15, Dec. 10, and Dec. 13 of 2011, Sanders committed three sexual assaults in south Sacramento. He threatened each victim by stating he had a gun or by displaying a gun, and then drove them to remote areas where he sexually assaulted them.

After the assaults, Sanders fled and left the victims stranded in the remote area.

Sanders was identified as a suspect after a Sacramento police officer recognized the description of the suspect and suspect’s car from a vehicle stop he made on Nov. 1, 2011 in the same area. DNA analysis that was performed by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Crime Lab also implicated Sanders.

“I commend and thank Officer Richard Kawasaki and Detective Theresa Castiglia of the Sacramento Police Department and Victim Advocate Mailyn Chuong and Criminal Investigator Cathy Barker of the District Attorney’s Office for their hard work and dedication to obtaining justice for these victims of crime,” Deputy District Attorney Amy Holliday said.

Sanders will be sentenced on March 15.

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