A man drugged, sexually abused and stole from young women. Now, he will be spending decades behind bars.
Recently, a judge in New York sentenced Raul Guaman to 25 years in prison for engaging in sexual acts on several women. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the victims were unconscious and not able to consent.
While investigating a burglary and sexual abuse in Brightwaters, New York, police found a home surveillance video.
The video showed on Nov. 14, Guaman tried to unlawfully enter a residence and his vehicle parked nearby, according to prosecutors.
When police spoke to Guaman about the burglary, he admitted that he broke into the home, according to prosecutors. Once inside, Guaman sexually abused a woman as she slept.
During the interview, Gauman allowed police to search his cell phone, prosecutors said. On it, they found photographs of driver’s licenses of several young women and videos dating to 2015.
The videos showed Guaman engaging in sexual acts with unconscious women.
Guaman also admitted to several uncharged crimes of a similar nature.
In June, Guaman pleaded to a host of sexually-based charges, including first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree burglary, prosecutors said. Last month, Guaman learned his prison fate.
“Over and over again, this defendant preyed upon young women simply seeking safe passage home after a night out,” Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney said.
“Now, thanks to the great work of the prosecution team, he has been held responsible for his actions and will spend the next 25 years in jail, where he will be unable to prey upon vulnerable victims.”