A 42-year-old man has been convicted of sexually assaulting three women in the south Sacramento area in November and December of 2011.
A Sacramento County jury convicted Ladell Lamont Sanders of six charges, including forcible sexual intercourse and forcible oral copulation, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release.
The assaults occurred Nov. 15, Dec. 10 and Dec. 13 of 2011. Sanders threatened each victim by stating that he had a gun or by displaying a gun, officials said. He then drove the victims to remote areas where he sexually assaulted them. After the assaults, he fled, leaving the victims stranded in the remote area.
Sanders was determined to be a suspect after a Sacramento police officer recognized the description of the suspect and the suspect's vehicle from a vehicle stop he made in the area on Nov. 1, 2011. A DNA analysis performed by the Sacramento District Attorney's Crime Lab also linked Sanders to the Dec. 13 assault, officials said.
Sanders is to be sentenced March 15 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Eugene Balonon.