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Bay Area man sentenced to life after committing sexual assault in Northern California

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Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on May 30, 2024, Fairfield resident, Azel Maynard, was sentenced for a sexual assault that occurred in West Sacramento in 2021.

Judge Samuel T. McAdam sentenced Maynard to 25 years to life in state prison plus an additional term of 12 years stemming from enhancements. After an eight day jury trial, Maynard was found guilty of assault with intent to commit rape, first degree burglary, attempted rape by force, sexual battery and witness dissuasion.  At the sentencing, Judge McAdam highlighted the tremendous bravery and courage of the victim on the night of the attack.

Maynard has an extensive criminal history involving multiple felonies and prior strikes. In October 2021, Maynard was convicted by plea of robbery in Solano County where he was to be sentenced to six years in state prison.

However, in December 2021, while pending sentencing for the robbery, Maynard went to visit a family member in West Sacramento. The family member was not home, but the victim (a female roommate) and her minor son were. The victim had not met Maynard before and did not know him.

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