LOS ANGELES — A jury found a Gardena man guilty of sexually assaulting and suffocating a woman and raping three others in videotaped, bondage-style sexual encounters.
Kevon Takashi Ross, 33, was convicted of 25 felony counts: one count each of first-degree murder and sodomy of an unconscious victim, eight counts of rape of an unconscious person, seven counts of forcible rape, six counts of sexual penetration by foreign object and two counts of injuring a girlfriend.
Sentencing is scheduled on July 13 in Department O of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Inglewood Branch. Ross faces 286 years to life in state prison.
The defendant sexually assaulted and asphyxiated a woman at a Gardena hotel on Dec. 12, 2015, according to court testimony. Additionally, the defendant sexually assaulted a girlfriend in October 2007, the prosecutor said.
Two other women who dated Ross also were raped between June and November 2015, one of them in Riverside County, according to trial testimony.
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