Sepulveda Man Pleads Guilty to 3 Rapes in 3-Month Period

A 37-year-old Sepulveda man pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of rape and one count of assault with intent to commit rape in incidents involving four women, two of whom lived in convalescent homes.

Lloyd Anthony Roy entered his plea in San Fernando Superior Court. He remains in custody in lieu of $300,000 bail and was ordered to return to court Aug. 10 for sentencing. He faces a maximum sentence of 44 years in prison, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Robert S. Nishinaka.

Roy was arrested April 18, 1988, in Sun Valley after his fingerprints were matched with those found in the Chatsworth home of one of his victims, Nishinaka said. All of the attacks took place within a three-month period in 1988.

Police said the first attack occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 21 when Roy broke into the Northridge Gardens Retirement Home and raped a 73-year-old woman who had left the front door of her room unlocked. A knife, believed by police to have been used by the assailant to threaten the woman, was found under the victim's pillow.

On Feb. 21, Roy broke into a Chatsworth home, held a 60-year-old widow at knifepoint and raped her, police said. The woman later testified that he had placed a bandanna over her eyes so tightly that she "thought he was going to gouge my eyes out."

Another victim, a 50-year-old Burbank woman, identified Roy in court as the man who broke into her house on March 11 and raped her at knifepoint.

The last victim, a 72-year-old woman, told authorities that Roy broke into her apartment at the Los Angeles Housing for the Elderly in Woodland Hills on March 25 and sexually assaulted her.

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