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Jury selection gets underway for sex assault suspect facing multiple felony counts

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint in her Grantville-area apartment and robbing another woman at gunpoint in the same neighborhood about a month earlier.

Londrea Eugene Raymond, 20, is charged with six felonies in connection with the incidents in late 2009 and early 2010, including oral copulation using force, rape and burglary. Earlier this year, he was also allegedly caught with a handcuff key in jail, leading to an additional misdemeanor charge.

If convicted, Raymond faces more than 183 years in prison, said Deputy District Attorney Lucy Weismantel.

A 30-year-old woman testified at a preliminary hearing last year that she was getting into her car the afternoon of Dec. 30, 2009 when a man demanded her purse, valuables and spare change.

The woman said she didn't say anything and leaned back as the armed robber took her purse off her lap.

A 26-year-old woman testified at the same hearing that she was sexually assaulted and robbed the night of Feb. 3, 2010, after getting home from a class.

The woman said an armed man forced her into a bedroom where he ordered her to perform a sex act on him, then raped her before ordering her again to perform a sex act on him.

The same night of the crime, Raymond was detained with a backpack at a trolley station about 15-20 minutes away from the rape victim's apartment, said

San Diego police Officer Joshua Jauregui.

Inside the backpack were some of the victim's belongings and a black replica pellet gun that looked real but was inoperable, police said.

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