Defendant Convicted for Charges Stemming from Sexual Assault
DATE: September 20, 2018
CASE: Harpreet Singh (Case #16FE018212)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Matt Chisholm, Adult Sexual Assault Prosecution Unit
Harpreet Singh was convicted by a jury of felony counts of assault with the intent to commit a forcible sexual penetration, conspiracy to intimidate a witness, witness intimidation by force and kidnapping for extortion. Singh also admitted to a 2011 strike conviction for rape of an unconscious person.
In 2016, Singh invited an acquaintance to his house and assaulted her in his bedroom. The victim reported the sexual assault the next morning and underwent a sexual assault evidentiary exam. The sex assault case was set for jury trial in October 2017. Approximately one week prior to the trial, Singh and his co-conspirators kidnapped and threatened the victim not to testify in the trial. The victim was released without being harmed, but she continued to be threatened throughout the remainder of the week. When the victim reported the kidnap and intimidation to law enforcement, Singh was arrested and additional charges were filed.
Singh faces a maximum sentence of 33 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for November 9, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in Department 41 before the Honorable Helena Gweon.