The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the case of a former maintenance supervisor who was convicted of sexually assaulting or battering three female underlings at an Arcadia shopping mall.

Diego Briones Cervantes, now 39, of San Gabriel, was convicted of one count each of forcible rape, attempted rape, sexual penetration by a foreign object and sexual battery, along with two counts each of forcible oral copulation and false imprisonment by violence.

The attacks against the three women he supervised occurred during work hours at the mall on or between Sept. 1, 2015, and Feb. 2, 2017, according to Deputy District Attorney Fernanda Barreto. The mall contracted with a janitorial company for which Cervantes and the victims worked, according to the prosecutor.

Cervantes retaliated against the women for resisting his attacks by cutting their work hours, according to trial testimony.

He was acquitted of a sexual battery charge involving a fourth woman he supervised who provided maintenance services at the Westfield Santa Anita mall.

Last December, a three-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal turned down the defense’s contention that there was insufficient evidence of unlawful restraint to support Cervantes’ conviction for sexual battery involving one of the women.

The appellate court justices found that there was “substantial evidence” that Cervantes restrained the employee after summoning her to clean a vacant cafe in September 2015.

He is serving a 64-year-to-life state prison sentence.

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