A man was convicted of several counts of sexual assault Wednesday after accusations of assault on and near Cosumnes River College in 2015.
A jury convicted Raphael Garcia of kidnapping with intent to commit rape, two counts of sexual penetration, attempted rape, and lewd acts with a minor, according to a news release by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.
On Oct. 26, 2015, a female student was dragged into a men’s bathroom on campus, where she was sexually assaulted. The next day, a 15-year-old high school student was propositioned and touched near the campus, according to the release.
Los Rios and Sacramento police used DNA evidence and a cellphone picture taken by the high schooler to connect Garcia to the assaults, according to the release.
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Garcia faces 27 years to life in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 4.