Sacramento Man Gets 336-Year Sentence for Sexual Assault, Kidnapping
SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento man has been sentenced to more than 300 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman last December.
Steven Porter, 38, pleaded no contest to these charges on Monday, August 15, 2015. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Kevin McCormick sentenced Porter, who has a prior-strike conviction under California’s “three-strikes law,” to 336 years in prison.
On December 3, 2015, Porter entered a 76 gas station in Citrus Heights and pulled a knife on the lone woman who was working there.
According to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s press release, he threatened to stab her if she did not comply with his instructions. He forced the victim to walk a half-mile away to a trailer where he lived. Once inside, he sexually assaulted her repeatedly.
The victim was able to persuade Porter to let her leave after agreeing to be his friend. Once she left, she called police and gave them the address.
When officers arrived at Porter’s home, they found him outside with the knife he had used to threaten the victim.
Authorities were able to prove that Porter was the assailant after reviewing the gas station’s surveillance video and providing DNA evidence.
Porter’s criminal history includes a conviction for stalking with intent to cause fear in 2001, and a prior-strike conviction for assault with a deadly weapon in 2006.