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Pittsburg man sentenced to 21 years in prison for assaults, attempted rape

A Pittsburg man has been sentenced to 21 years in state prison for multiple assaults and an attempted rape in 2016, Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton announced Friday.

Sunny Pal pleaded guilty to four felonies including the assault of his mother and the attempted sexual assault of an unnamed victim, prosecutors said.

On the morning of Jan. 11, 2016, Pal assaulted his mother at their home.
Later in the day, he then assaulted an unnamed victim at her home.

Prosecutors said Pal attempted to rape the victim and used a Taser on her.
During the incident, he also took her cellphone from her and would not let her leave the residence.

He eventually fled the home when a family member of the victim arrived.
Later that January, Pal attempted to evade arrest and drove recklessly throughout Antioch, prosecutors said.

Following a pursuit with Antioch police, he jumped off the Antioch Bridge during his attempt to evade arrest and was recovered by local residents fishing under the bridge.

The residents brought him to police waiting on the shore. Pal was on felony probation for stalking during this time, prosecutors said.

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