A 42-year-old man pleaded no contest today to sexually assaulting an 88-year-old woman in her home, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.
District Attorney Troy Davis said Emmanuel Stanley Reales of Long Beach entered the plea to one felony count each of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation.
Additionally, Reales admitted he was previously convicted and served prison terms for assault with a deadly weapon in 2001 and receiving stolen property in 2007.
The defendant was immediately sentenced to 38 years in state prison and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
In the early morning of June 6, 2015, the elderly victim woke up to find the sliding door open in her Harbor City home, the prosecutor said.
At that point, Reales attacked the woman and sexually assaulted her, the prosecutor added. The victim was able to break free, run to a neighbor's home and call police.
Reales was arrested in connection with the attack two days later.
Case NA102008 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Los Angeles County District Attorney / Case NA102008 / June 08, 2017