SANTA MONICA—On Thursday, June 6, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced the sentence of a homeless man who committed several sexual assaults have been sentenced.
Pablo Carlos Pineda, 35, was sentenced to 32 years to life in prison for the attack and sexual assault of four women in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and West LA in 2016. Less than a month ago, Pineda pleaded no contest to the charges against him.
According to Deputy District Attorney Oksana Sigal back in 2016, the charges against Pineda included: forcible rape, two counts each of assault with intent to commit a sex crime, kidnapping and second-degree robbery and one count each of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon, a brick.
Between January 2016 and July 2016, the sexual assaults transpired, where he first sexually attacked a woman in Santa Monica on January 13, 2016. A second attack occurred on February 5, 2016 the prosecutor said. During a third attack in Beverly Hills on April 15, 2016, the victim was beaten with a brick and sustained significant bodily injury, the LAPD’s Office noted in a press release.
A fourth attack occurred on July 2, 2016 in West LA. Following an extensive and collaborative multi-agency taskforce investigation involving the Santa Monica Police Department, the Beverly Hills Police Department, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, forensic evidence and information was gathered leading to the identification of Pineda. He was arrested on July 19, 2016 in MacArthur Park area at about 5:15 p.m., the Santa Monica Police Department located and arrested the suspect.
The case was investigated by the Santa Monica Police Department.