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Man gets 57 years to life for 2015 attack on Sacramento couple

A man was sentenced last week to 57 years to life in state prison for a 2015 attack on a Sacramento couple.

Anthony James Galloway, 40, was convicted on Jan. 24 of first-degree burglary, assault with intent to rape during the course of the burglary, and two counts of forced oral copulation.

Prosecutors said the couple was asleep on May 12, 2015, when Galloway entered their home in Sacramento’s Poverty Ridge area through a window. Armed with a hammer, Galloway forced the man to perform sex acts on his girlfriend. He then threatened to rape the woman, pulling on her hair.

The boyfriend charged at him to protect his girlfriend, but Galloway placed him in a chokehold. During the struggle, the girlfriend screamed for help from a bedroom window, which prompted Galloway to flee.

He was arrested by police in a neighbor’s backyard.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews