The attack occurred October 18, 2014 in Maricopa County, Arizona. His sentencing was reported July 20, 2015.
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A man who pleaded guilty in the 2014 sexual assault of a 91-year-old woman in Tempe and several other crimes has been sentenced to 14 years in prison followed by 16 years of probation.
Ekwunzie Job Owen Jr. was sentenced Monday by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge.
Owen pleaded guilty March 11 to sexual assault, kidnapping and three counts of public sexual indecency.
His victim showed extreme courage and addressed the court prior to the sentence.
“If any woman is a victim of sexual assault do not be embarrassed,” she said. “Be strong, report it to police.”
At his sentencing Owen tried to withdraw his guilty plea and asked for a jury trial. That request was denied by the judge.
Owen did speak in court denying that he assaulted the woman.
Owen's arrest last November in the Oct. 18 attack and several previous indecent-exposure incidents in Mesa ended a manhunt in the area east of Arizona State University's Tempe campus.
The series of incidents began in Mesa in January 2012.
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