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An ex-con pleaded no contest Thursday to raping and sexually assaulting an 88-year-old woman in her Harbor City home about two years ago.

Emmanuel Stanley Reales, 42, of Long Beach, was immediately sentenced to 38 years in state prison following his plea to one felony count each of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Reales — who admitted he had prior convictions for assault with a deadly weapon in 2001 and receiving stolen property in 2007 — also was ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

The woman woke up in the early morning hours of June 6, 2015, to find the sliding door open in her home, and was subsequently sexually assaulted, Deputy District Attorney Troy Davis said.

The woman was able to break free at one point, run to a neighbor’s home and call police, authorities said.

Reales was arrested two days later in connection with the attack.

–City News Service

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