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Ex-Subway employee sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting co-worker

A former Subway sandwich shop employee convicted of sexually assaulting a co-worked has been sentenced 125 years to life in prison.

Kenneth Anderson, 24, was convicted by a Sacramento County jury in August of five counts of forcible sexual penetration by a foreign object and one count of unlawfully attempting to dissuade the victim from reporting the crime to law enforcement. The jury also found that Anderson bound and inflicted great bodily injury on the victim during commission of the sexual assault.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Maryanne Gilliardon Friday sentenced Anderson to 125 years to life, plus 3 years in prison.

On March 25, 2014, Anderson entered a Subway restaurant on Auburn Boulevard in Foothill Farms approximately an hour before the victim was scheduled to open the business. He reset the alarm so the victim would not know he was inside when she arrived about 6:30 a.m., authorities said. Anderson struck the victim in the head, put duct tape over her mouth and covered her face with a shirt. He then sexually assaulted her.

The case was investigated by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators at the time of Anderson’s arrest said the woman was brutally beaten during the attack. She freed herself and called for help about 8:30 a.m. and was taken to a hospital, authorities said.