A Los Angeles man pleaded not guilty Thursday to forcible rape and other counts stemming from an alleged attack on a 61-year-old woman as she was opening the front door of her San Pedro home just over two months ago.
Davon Thomas, 27, allegedly grabbed the woman from behind, pushed her into her home and sexually assaulted her on March 5, according to Deputy District Attorney Kelly Kelley.
Thomas allegedly demanded money and threatened to kill the woman, the prosecutor said.
He has remained jailed since his April 19 arrest by Los Angeles police.
Thomas is charged with one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, first-degree residential robbery, first-degree burglary with a person present and criminal threats, along with two felony counts of sexual penetration by use of force.
The criminal complaint alleges that he caused great bodily injury to the victim and that he was convicted last year of robbery in Los Angeles County.
Thomas is due back in a Long Beach courtroom June 10, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to require him to stand trial.
He could face up to 385 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
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