Paroled Sex Offender Convicted of Assaulting Several Women in Long Beach

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Paroled sex offender Miguel Avila is charged with assaulting to woman in Long Beach. (Credit: Long Beach Police)

A 20-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to eight years in state prison for assaulting several women in Long Beach late last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Miguel Avila of Long Beach was sentenced after pleading no contest to two felony counts of assault with intent to commit a felony, according to a news release from the DA’s office.

The first incident occurred around 2 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2014 as a woman and her friend were walking near Fourth Street and Orange Avenue, the release stated.

The woman told police that a man ran up behind her and slapped her buttocks. When she confronted him, the man exposed himself and wrapped himself around the woman, then ran away, the release stated.

About a week later, a second similar incident occurred in the same area and at about the same time.

In that case, a woman reported that she was walking with a small group of people when a man ran up behind her, pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her, the release stated.

At the time of his arrest on Nov. 17, 2014, Avila was determined to be on parole for a sex-related offense and was out of compliance with his registration requirements, according to a news release from the Long Beach Police Department.

At his sentencing, Avila was ordered to register as a sex offender for life.