Crime

Monrovia Man Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Women

Mr. Yu. – Courtesy photo / KTLA

A Monrovia man was convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting four women he lured by offering them money or drugs, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on May 23.

Jurors deliberated for about a day before finding 43-year-old Jason Chung Chien Yu guilty of three counts of sodomy by use of force, two counts each of kidnapping to commit rape, assault to commit rape and false imprisonment and one count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and criminal threats.

Deputy District Attorney Scott Yang of the Sex Crimes Division prosecuted the case.

Yu preyed upon women, ranging in age from 22 to 60 years old, and promised money or drugs in exchange for sex, the prosecutor said.

In February 2012, Yu kidnapped a woman to commit rape. In April 2016, the defendant beat and sodomized a victim. He also sodomized and assaulted another woman in April. In February 2017, the defendant kidnapped another woman and sexually assaulted her as well.

Yu faces up to life in state prison when he is scheduled to be sentenced on June 26.

Case BA457678 was investigated by the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

May 29, 2019

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