Defendant Convicted of Rape by Force, Rape of Unconscious Person
DATE: May 4, 2023
CASE: Andrey Prudnikov (Case #21FE003491)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Denise Halstead, Adult Sexual Assault Unit
On May 1, 2023, Andrey Prudnikov was convicted by a jury of rape by force and rape of an unconscious person.
On May 21, 2020, the victim was asleep on a couch at a friend’s house when her group of friends went out to get firewood. One of the friend’s brother, Andrey Prudnikov, lived at the house and was alone with the victim. The victim woke up when she felt someone on top of her and touching her sexually. When the victim began to comprehend what has happening, she realized she was being raped by Prudnikov. The victim was able to push Prudnikov off of her and run for help. Prudnikov fled the area, but he was caught approximately one month later. DNA evidence linked Prudnikov to the sexual assault.
Prudnikov faces a maximum sentence of 12 years in state prison. Sentencing is set for June 23, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in Department 10 before the Honorable Ernest Sawtelle.