Man convicted in 2010 Elk Grove sexual assault convicted today on assault, kidnapping, extortion charges

September 20, 2018 |  

A man who was found guilty in 2010 of a sexual assault in Elk Grove, today was convicted in a jury trial in Sacramento County Superior Court on felony counts of assault with the intent to commit forcible sexual penetration, conspiracy to intimidate a witness, witness intimidation by force and kidnapping for extortion.

Evidence presented in the trial showed that in 2016 Harpreet Singh, 27, invited an acquaintance to his house and assaulted her in his bedroom. The morning following the assault, the victim reported the incident underwent a sexual assault evidentiary exam. 
Harpreet Singh. 

After Singh had been arrested, the case was scheduled for jury trial in October 2017 but approximately one week before that, 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, Singh was arrested by Elk Grove Police on October 29, 2017, and additional charges were filed. This was not Singh's first brush with the sexual assault. 

In 2011 Singh was convicted of the April 2010 rape of an unconscious person in an Elk Grove residence. Singh was sentenced to three years in state prison but was released in 2012.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 9 by Judge Helena Gweon, and Singh faces a sentence of 33 years to life in prison. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Matt Chisholm, of the Adult Sexual Assault Prosecution Unit. 

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