A 27-year-old man has been charged with sexually assaulting and trying to kill a woman in her North Hollywood apartment, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Deputy District Attorney Elan Carr said Danueal Drayton (dob 10/29/90) of Brooklyn faces one count each of attempted murder, forcible rape, false imprisonment by violence and sexual penetration by foreign object.
Arraignment is scheduled today in Department 100 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch. Case LA088839 was filed on July 26.
On July 22 and 23, Drayton allegedly strangled and sexually assaulted the 28-year-old victim and refused to let her leave her apartment after a date, the prosecutor said.
Drayton faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 23 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged. Bail is set a $1.25 million.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, North Hollywood Station.
CORRECTION: The alleged crime occurred in July, not June.
Los Angeles District Attorney / Case LA088839 / July 27, 2018