Nicolas Morales, 49, of Santa Clarita was sentenced 310 years to life in prison on Wednesday for sexually assaulting seven women throughout Los Angeles County, including West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Burbank and Alhambra. The attacks happened between October 2016 and January 2017 and was arrested by Alhambra police on Feb. 23, 2017.
Superior Court Judge Jared Moses called Morales a “predator” after hearing statements from four victims who said they didn’t think they would live through the attack. One woman testified that her head was smashed against a vehicle dashboard and another woman was choked when she tried to fight back. The attacks happened while he posed as a ride-hailing Uber or Lyft driver, taking advantage of the position of trust.
According to reports, the judge also ordered Morales to register as a sex offender if he is ever released from prison, but said he believes the defendant is too dangerous to ever live outside prison walls.
Morales pleaded no contest to 27 counts including forcible rape and other counts of sexual assault.
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Just curious how the assault continued into 2018 if he was arrested in 2017?