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A 21-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty Thursday to raping a then-72-year-old woman at a senior apartment complex in Huntington Beach, according to Orange County Superior Court records.

Ahkail Demyers of Long Beach pleaded guilty to a felony count of rape as part of a plea deal with prosecutors, who in exchange dismissed charges of sexual penetration by a foreign object and force, assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense and inflicting injury on an elder adult, according to court records.

Demyers was visiting a family member at the complex, located in the area of Yorktown Avenue and Main Street, in 2015 when he met the woman.

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The woman testified during a preliminary hearing in 2016 that she had advised Demyers where to find inexpensive groceries in the area. During their conversation, he had asked her if she would like a therapeutic massage. Prosecutors allege that when she declined, he followed her up to her apartment and walked in behind her, according to court filings.

The woman told authorities he led her into her bedroom, where he sexually assaulted her.

As part of his sentence, Demyers is required to register as a sex offender, according to court records.

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