A former security guard was sentenced Friday to 10 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting a female tourist in her hotel room.
Jerry Johnson, 48, was found guilty of sexual assault at a trial in February, while being acquitted of another similar allegation.
Prosecutors alleged that Jerry Earl Johnson took advantage of two drunken women within a month’s span in 2009.
Johnson’s defense attorneys argued throughout the trial that he had been falsely accused twice.
The first allegation was made in February 2009, when a woman said she returned drunk to the Wyndham Grand Desert hotel, near Harmon Avenue and Koval Lane, and a security guard helped her up to her room. She told police the guard then raped her. The jury acquitted Johnson of that charge.
A month later, another woman made similar allegations and said her assailant resembled LL Cool J, prosecutors said. Johnson was convicted in that attack, from which DNA evidence was collected.
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