LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles man was sentenced to five years in state prison Tuesday for sexually battering a woman on a Metro Purple Line train in Koreatown.
Danon Drake, 23, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, according to Deputy District Attorney Gloria Marin.
Drake pleaded no contest Aug. 25 to two felony counts of sexual battery by restraint.
The attack happened May 17, at about 10:45 p.m., on a Metro Purple Line train on its way to Union Station. Drake was alone in the rail car with the woman between the Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/Normandie stops, authorities said.
Authorities say Drake approached the woman and held her down as he committed the crimes. She was able to kick him off and get away when the train stopped.
Drake turned himself into Inglewood Police Department after his picture, which was captured on security video, was broadcasted on the news.
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