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.
A man and his son made a dramatic attempt to escape a raging wildfire in Montana and they captured it on video.
Opponents of California’s gas tax increase are ramping up their efforts to build support for a repeal initiative.
Two San Diego County community colleges announced Monday they expect to waive tuition for thousands of first-time, full-time students as part of the California College Promise program.
A Rancho Penasquitos teen is getting ready for his first day of school this week with his new service dog. The senior at Mt. Carmel High School was injured in a horrific car crash and is now in a wheelchair.
Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing young killer whale in the U.S. Northwest released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca but didn't see her take any of the fish.
A San Diego County sheriff's deputy already facing charges that he groped 13 women while on duty pleaded not guilty Monday to five new charges, including forcible oral copulation.
San Diego police are searching for an assault with a deadly weapon suspect in the vicinity of Euclid Avenue and Home Avenue in Chollas Creek Monday and are asking the public to avoid the area.
Three bills authored by San Diego-area legislators were signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, including one that increases penalties in human-trafficking cases and another limiting interactions between male correctional officers and female prisoners.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.