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April 25, 2019: Man Charged with Rape, Burglarizing Woman in San Pedro

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A 27-year-old man has been charged with sexually assaulting and robbing a 61-year-old woman at her San Pedro home, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Davon Thomas (dob 3/15/92) of Los Angeles faces two felony counts of sexual penetration by use of force as well as one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, criminal threats, first-degree burglary with a person present and first-degree residential robbery.

Deputy District Attorney Kelly Kelley said the charges include allegations of causing great bodily injury and of two prior convictions for robbery in 2018.

Arraignment is scheduled today in Department S01 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Long Beach Branch. Case NA111766 was filed on April 23.

On March 5, the victim was opening her front door when Thomas allegedly grabbed her from behind, pushed her into the residence and sexually assaulted her, the prosecutor said. During the attack, the defendant is charged with threatening to kill the victim and demanding money, the prosecutor added.

Thomas faces a possible maximum sentence of 385 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged. The defendant is being held without bail.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Harbor Station.