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Man sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for robbery, sexual assaults

A man convicted of robbery and sexual assault in incidents involving three women, including two teenagers, has been sentenced to 24 years and eight months in prison.

A Sacramento County jury in August convicted 22-year-old Ulises Godinez of two counts of robbery with personal use of a firearm, forcible sodomy, sodomy of an unconscious person, sodomy of an intoxicated person and furnishing marijuana to a minor. He was sentenced Wednesday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

The incidents took place at social gatherings.

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 awoke to find Godinez holding her down by the neck and sexually assaulting her, authorities said. The woman 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 Godinez 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 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 his car and sped away.

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

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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