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September 12, 2018: Jury Returns Guilty Verdict for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Three Women

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A 25-year-old man today was found guilty of sexually assaulting three homeless women in Pomona, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

A jury deliberated for a day and a half before finding Charlie Nathan Paxton (dob 4/17/93) of Chino Hills guilty of two counts each of forcible rape and assault with intent to commit rape and one count each of second-degree robbery and kidnapping to commit rape.

Deputy District Attorney Brendan Gibson said the jury also found true allegations of kidnapping and aggravated kidnapping during a sexual assault.

Sentencing in case KA116748 is scheduled on Oct. 22 in Department A of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch. The defendant faces up to 84 years to life in state prison.

According to evidence presented at the trial, Paxton targeted transient women in Pomona. The attacks occurred between September and November 2017, the prosecutor said.

The defendant was captured after the victim of a robbery and attempted sexual assault on Nov. 9, 2017, helped police identify him, the prosecutor added.

The case was investigated by the Pomona Police Department.