A 34-year-old Garden Grove probationer pleaded guilty and was immediately sentenced Friday to six years in prison for attacking his live-in girlfriend.

James Vincent Lehman pleaded guilty to two counts of corporal injury on a cohabitant and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, all felonies. As part of his plea deal, felony counts of rape, sodomy by force and criminal threats were dismissed.

Officers were dispatched about 1:35 a.m. June 13 to the 7700 block of Chapman Avenue after the woman, whose name was withheld, called police saying the defendant had sexually assaulted her, according to Garden Grove police.

The woman told police the suspect was still in the apartment, and when officers arrived Lehman initially refused to come out, but eventually surrendered, police said.

The woman was taken to an area hospital to be treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.

He attacked her on May 10 of last year as well, according to court records.

Lehman was on five years of probation at the time of his arrest. He was found guilty of drunken driving in September of 2020, according to court records.

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