Man who sexually assaulted several women in North Park sentenced to 57 years to life in prison

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — 12:25 p.m. — David Angelo Drake II has been sentenced to 57 years to life in prison. Drake pleaded guilty guilty in February to a number of felony charges for attacking and sexually assaulting several women in North Park.

9:33 a.m. — A man who assaulted several women, some sexually in the North Park area two years ago is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.

David Angelo Drake II, 24, pleaded guilty in February to numerous counts of assault with intent to commit rape and sexual penetration by force. He also admitted to trying to escape before his court hearing. 

One woman who testified during a preliminary hearing last year, said that she thought she was punched by two attackers  who tried to pull down her Spanx underwear on June 21, 2014. She said she believed she was going to be raped.

Drake was charged with attacking the women over a four month period—from April 30 to Aug. 28, 2014. In Aug. 2014, images of a potential suspect in the series of assaults were made public, leading to a tip that resulted in Drake’s arrest.

Drake told a detective that he was a “sexual deviant” and that the purpose of the attacks was to digitally penetrate the victim’s private areas, Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Tag said.

DNA linked Drake to the assaults and one of the victim’s phone was found in the defendant’s car, Tag said. 

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