A 21-year-old masseur pleaded guilty Thursday to raping a 72-year-old woman in her apartment in Huntington Beach and was immediately sentenced to three years in prison.
Ahkail Demyers of Long Beach, who has been in custody since his arrest in August of 2015, likely has about another eight months to do behind bars, said his attorney, Jack Earley.
As part of the plea deal, felony charges of sexual penetration by a foreign object and force, assault with intent to commit a sex offense during a burglary and inflicting injury on an elder adult were dismissed.
Demyers faced 61 years to life if convicted at trial.
The masseur was visiting a relative in an apartment complex for seniors near Main Street and Yorktown Avenue about 7:50 p.m., Aug. 9, 2015, when he approached the victim, Deputy District Attorney Bobby Taghavi said. Demyers offered to give the woman a therapeutic massage, according to the prosecutor.
Once Demyers was in the apartment, he forced the victim into her bedroom and sexually assaulted her, Taghavi said.
The woman, whose name was withheld, and one of her neighbors called police shortly after the attack, Taghavi said.
–City News Service
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