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Homeless Man Convicted of Multiple Violent, Sexual Assaults against Homeless Women

May 13, 2022 12:00AM ● By Sac County DA's Office News Release

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - Layman McFadden was convicted by a jury of rape by force, three counts of oral copulation by force, two counts of domestic violence, three counts of assault by means of force likely to produce death or great bodily injury, two counts of false imprisonment and making criminal threats.

The jury also found true allegations that McFadden’s crimes involved great violence, cruelty, viciousness, and/or callousness; McFadden took advantage of a position of trust to commit the crimes; and McFadden committed sex offenses against more than one victim.

Between 2019 and 2021, McFadden was homeless and living in camps along the American River Parkway. During that time, McFadden assaulted three women who were also homeless and living in the same camps. In September 2019, McFadden strangled, raped, and forced one of the victims to orally copulate him. In June 2021, he strangled, assaulted, and threatened to kill a second victim. In July 2021, McFadden strangled, assaulted, and forced a third victim to orally copulate him.

McFadden faces a maximum sentence of 78 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for May 31, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 26 before the Honorable Shama Mesiwala.