A man convicted of sexually assaulting three women in the south Sacramento area in 2011 has been sentenced to 90 years to life in prison.
Ladell Lamont Sanders, 42, was convicted last month by a Sacramento County jury of six charges, including rape and forcible oral copulation, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release. Sanders was sentenced today by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Eugene Balonon.
The three women were assaulted in separate incidents, which occurred Nov. 15, Dec. 10 and Dec. 13, 2011. In each case, Sanders threatened the victim by stating he had a gun or by displaying a gun, authorities said. He then drove the women to areas where he sexually assaulted them. After the assaults, Sanders 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 car from a vehicle stop he made Nov. 1, 2011, in the same area. Sanders also was determined to be a suspect in the Dec. 13, 2011, sexual assault through the use of DNA analysis performed by the Sacramento County District Attorney's Crime Lab.