DATE: July 21, 2016
CASE: Steven Porter
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Kevin Jones, Adult Sexual Assault Prosecution Unit
Thirty-eight-year-old Steven Porter pled no contest to kidnap for purposes of rape, four counts of forced oral copulation during a kidnapping and while armed with a knife, two counts of rape during a kidnapping and while armed with a knife, assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of criminal threats to cause death or great bodily injury while armed with a knife. Porter also admitted to a strike prior, a five year prison prior and a one year prison prior.
On December 3, 2015, the female victim was working alone inside a 76 gas station in Citrus Heights. Porter entered the store, took out a knife, and forced the victim to exit the store while threatening to stab her if she didn’t comply. Porter forced the victim to walk at knifepoint about a half mile to a trailer where he lived. He then repeatedly sexually assaulted her and forced her to perform sex acts on him. After the assault, the victim convinced Porter to let her leave by agreeing to be his friend and not press charges. She memorized the street address and contacted police, who were able to quickly arrive at the location where they observed Porter outside holding the knife he used to assault the victim. Surveillance video, the victim’s identification of Porter in a photo lineup, and DNA evidence conclusively proved Porter was the assailant.
Porter’s criminal history includes a 2006 prior strike conviction for assault with a deadly weapon and a 2001 conviction for stalking with intent to cause fear.
Porter faces a sentence of approximately 300 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for August 5, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 15 before the Honorable Kevin McCormick.
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