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Man robs women, gets 16 years

Sat, Aug 04 2012 12:00 PM Posted By: Neal Putnam

A San Diego man has pleaded guilty to robbery and assault against two women in Chula Vista and agreed to accept a 16-year term in state prison.

Delaeno Moorman, 22, will be sentenced Aug. 8 by Chula Vista Superior Court Judge Kathleen Lewis. He remains in the South Bay detention facility on $320,000 bail.

A kidnapping for robbery charge and a third robbery charge were dismissed after he pleaded guilty to one robbery, sexual battery by restraint at knifepoint, and assault with intent to commit rape involving a second victim.

Moorman was arrested Oct. 28, 2011, by Chula Vista Police after two women were robbed within 10 minutes of each other. A woman reported her purse was stolen at knifepoint at 10:45 p.m. in the 200 block of East Orange Avenue; she had a small puncture wound to her neck and hand.

The second woman was robbed in the 200 block of Slate Street. She told police she was robbed of her cell phone and food she had just purchased. She said she was dragged approximately 20 feet, which was the basis for the kidnapping charge.

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