A man and woman who robbed, sexually assaulted and tortured a man after luring him into a West Covina hotel room were sentenced Thursday to state prison.
Superior Court Judge George Genesta ordered Anthony Manuel Alvarado, 35, to serve 29 years to life in state prison, while co-defendant Jessica Joanne Contreras, 25, was sentenced to 36 years to life behind bars.
The two were convicted Oct. 2 of one felony count each of torture, sexual penetration by a foreign object, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment by violence and first-degree residential robbery, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The two lured the 28-year-old man into a hotel room, where he was bound, beaten, robbed, shocked with a Taser and sodomized with a curling iron that was not on, according to Deputy District Attorney Lisa Coen.
Alvarado and Contreras left the room after they realized the man’s friends were looking for him at the hotel, and the man left the room and called police, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
The two were arrested soon afterward.
Testimony presented during their trial included photos on Contreras’ cell phone of the victim during the attack, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
— City News Service