Sacto 9-1-1
June 13, 2012
Man pleads guilty to Sacramento-area robberies, sexual assault

A 31-year-old man has pleaded guilty in Sacramento Superior Court to multiple charges related to armed robberies and a sexual assault that occurred last year.

Between May 16, 2011, and June 1, 2011, Kenju Osborne committed six armed robberies at businesses throughout Sacramento County. In each robbery, Osborne pointed a handgun at employees and demanded their money and personal property, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release. During one robbery at the Pavilions shopping center, Osborne sexually assaulted a female employee.

Sacramento County sheriff's detectives worked with the police department in Sparks, Nev., to apprehend Osborne after he committed an attempted robbery in Sparks, officials said. DNA analysis conducted by the district attorney's crime lab identified Osborne as the suspect in the sexual assault and robbery at the Pavilions shopping center.

Sentencing is set for July 13 by Superior Court Judge Geoffrey Goodman. According to the District Attorney's Office, Osborne will receive a sentence of 31 years to life in prison.

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