SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint in her apartment and using a gun to rob another woman in the same neighborhood a month earlier was arraigned Thursday for another crime -- having a handcuff key in jail.
The latest count filed against Londrea Raymond, 20, is a misdemeanor. Authorities released no details about how Raymond allegedly obtained the key or under what circumstances he was found to have it.
Raymond, who is scheduled to go to trial Feb. 7 in the sexual assault and robbery cases, faces more than 183 years in prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Lucy Weismantel.
A 30-year-old woman testified at a preliminary hearing last April that she was getting into her car outside her Grantville apartment about 1 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2009, when a man wearing a black "hoody" pulled over his head confronted her and demanded her purse, valuables and spare change.
The woman said she didn't say anything and leaned back as the robber -- whom she noticed was holding a small, black gun -- took her purse off her lap.
She said she asked for her cell phone back, and the assailant agreed.
"He said, `I'll give you back your phone if you don't call the cops,"' the woman testified.
She promised the man she wouldn't, but called police a couple minutes later after he left.
A 26-year-old woman testified she was sexually assaulted and robbed about 10:30 p.m. last Feb. 3 after getting home from class.
The woman said she went upstairs to her apartment, used the bathroom and changed into sweats and a T-shirt.
When she came out of her bedroom to check the front door, a man she thought was her roommate's boyfriend was standing there, she testified.
She said "Hi" to the man but he didn't respond, the woman testified.
He then approached her with a gun and forced her into a bedroom where he ordered her to perform a sex act on him, she testified.
After that, she said the man raped her and again ordered her to perform a sex act on him, the woman testified.
Following the sexual assault, the woman said she was forced to face the wall while the assailant rifled through her belongings.
The woman said the assailant took her backpack, purse, keys, wallet and laptop computer and had her walked outside with him, before letting her escape back into the apartment.
She said she woke up her roommate and her boyfriend, who called police.
The night of the crime, San Diego police Officer Joshua Jauregui said he was called to a trolley station about 15-20 minutes away from the victim's apartment, where a security guard had detained Raymond with a backpack.
Inside the backpack were some of the victim's belongings and a black replica pellet gun that looked real but was inoperable, police said.
Raymond was charged a year ago with forcible oral copulation, rape, burglary and two counts of robbery with a firearm.
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