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Woman who abducted and sexually assaulted younger woman with golf club guilty of sex charge

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 49-year-old woman who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a younger woman with a golf club because the victim had sex with the defendant's former boyfriend was convicted Wednesday of sexual penetration with a foreign object.

A jury last November convicted Catherine McCoy of kidnapping, assault and making a criminal threat, but deadlocked 11-1 for guilt on the forcible sexual penetration charge.

Jurors in her retrial found McCoy guilty of the sexual assault charge and allegations that she acted in concert with a co-defendant and personally used a dangerous or deadly weapon. She faces a maximum of 33 years to life in prison when she is sentenced March 22.

Deputy District Attorney George Modlin said the defendant found out that the 22-year-old victim -- identified only as Amber -- had slept with her ex-boyfriend and confronted her at a home in City Heights on Aug. 18, 2011.

"She (McCoy) said, `I'm going to kill you, bitch,"' Modlin told the jury.

The defendant punched the victim, and with the help of a friend, Christopher Carrera, forced her into the back seat of a white Ford Excursion, the prosecutor said.

Carrera drove and McCoy jumped into the back seat and beat the victim with a Maglite flashlight and wrapped a seat belt around the victim's neck, trying to get her to admit having sex with McCoy's ex-boyfriend, whom she was trying to win back, according to Modlin.

McCoy made the victim get naked, then grabbed her grandfather's wooden putter and forced it into the victim's vagina seven to eight times, according to the prosecutor.

"She (McCoy) said, 'You (expletive) my man. I'm going to (expletive) you now,"' Modlin told the jury.

The prosecutor said McCoy threatened to dump Amber's body in the desert before kicking her out of the car on southbound state Route 125 near Otay Lakes Road.

After her arrest, McCoy told her grandmother in a jail call, which was played in court, that she assaulted the victim and that "she deserved it."

Defense attorney Charles Adair told the jury that McCoy met her boyfriend when she was 40 but that the two had recently broken up and she wanted him back.

He conceded that his client kidnapped and assaulted the victim, but said there was no physical evidence that the golf club was used in a sexual assault. If that happened, it would have caused damage to the victim's vaginal area, Adair said.

"This is Amber's way of getting back at Cathy," Adair told the jury.

Carrera pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison.

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