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Sacramento jury convicts man of robbing, sexually assaulting women

A man accused of robbery and sexual assault in incidents involving three women, including two teenagers, has been convicted by a Sacramento County jury.

Ulises Godinez, 22, was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of robbery with personal use of a firearm, forcible sodomy of an unconscious person, sodomy of an intoxicated person and furnishing marijuana to a minor, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

On July 6, 2013, a woman attended a house party where Godinez was a guest. After consuming several alcoholic drinks, she passed out on the host’s couch. She woke up to find Godinez holding her down by the neck and sexually assaulting her, authorities said. She immediately reported the assault to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, but Godinez was not identified until months later.

On Dec. 22, 2013, two girls, ages 16 and 17, attended a gathering at Godinez’s house. Authorities said he provided them with marijuana and engaged in sexual acts with the 17-year-old. He offered to take both girls home, but he instead drove them to a sparsely populated area of Rancho Cordova, where he pulled out a revolver and demanded the girls’ cellphones. He then made the girls get out of the car, and he sped away.

The girls found their way to a convenience store and called 911. Officers later located Godinez and found one of the cellphones in his car.

Godinez is to be sentenced Sept. 18 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet.