A Sylmar man who assaulted two women who lived in his San Fernando Valley neighborhood pleaded guilty Monday to sexual battery and kidnapping and was sentenced to nine years in prison.
Jury selection was set to begin in the trial of Kevion Roy Hunt, 23, when he entered his guilty plea to the two felony counts.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hilleri Merritt immediately sentenced Hunt and ordered him to register as a sexual offender for life.
The remaining counts against Hunt, which included assault with intent to commit a felony and attempted forcible rape, among others, were dismissed.
In the very early morning hours of Dec. 9, 2012, Hunt confronted a 30- something woman who was pushing a baby stroller.
“He started with small talk, then reached under her dress and groped her,” Los Angeles police Lt. Paul Vernon said at the time Hunt was charged.
About an hour later, Hunt assaulted another woman who was walking home.
“He grabbed her and dragged her into a secluded area, trying to disrobe her, before two passerby confronted him and scared him off,” Vernon said.
Police dubbed Hunt the “Ear Gauge Stacker” because he wore barrel-like metal earrings in both lobes during the attacks on Beaver Street in Sylmar.
Neighbors identified Hunt, who lived with his parents across the street from where the attacks occurred. He walked into the San Fernando police station with his mother and surrendered five days following the assaults.
— Wire reports