Sacto 9-1-1
March 25, 2011
Man faces 40 years to life for two sexual assaults in Sacramento

By Matt Kawahara

A 34-year-old man has been sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court to six years plus 40 years to life for the sexual assaults of two women in Sacramento in 2009.

Domingo Garcia Vargas was sentenced Friday by Judge Delbert Oros after being convicted Feb. 24 of rape, false imprisonment and infliction of great bodily injury in the two assaults, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release.

The first assault occurred Jan. 25, 2009, in the area of 19th and K streets, when Vargas grabbed a woman, threw her to the ground, punched her in the face multiple times, raped her and fled, according to the release. The victim later submitted to a sexual assault examination, in which Vargas' DNA profile was found.

The second assault occurred June 7, 2009, in the area of Del Paso Boulevard, the release states. The victim awoke in her parked car to find Vargas on top of her, covering her mouth and pressing on her throat. Vargas sexually assaulted the victim, who was able to get out of her car while Vargas fled on his bicycle. A security guard chased Vargas, who abandoned his bicycle and backpack.

The next day, the victim found a hat in the back seat of her car that did not belong to her, according to the release. Forensic testing of the hat revealed Vargas' DNA profile, while his fingerprints were found on his abandoned bicycle.

Vargas' DNA from the crime scenes was matched to his DNA in the state database, the release states.

Call The Bee's Matt Kawahara, (916) 321-1015.

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