A former Riverside County sheriff's deputy found guilty three years ago of sexually assaulting a teen-age girl in the back seat of his patrol car was convicted by a Torrance jury of raping and robbing an elderly woman.
After listening to six days of testimony, the jury on Tuesday found Rick Alan Gonzales, 32, guilty of two counts of rape and one count each of robbery and burglary stemming from the April, 1985, attack on a 65-year-old Torrance woman.
Gonzales was free on an appeal bond when the Torrance robbery and rape occurred in the woman's home. The appeal had been denied, and Gonzales was scheduled to surrender to authorities shortly after the Torrance assault.
Superior Court Judge Morio L. Fukuto ordered Gonzales back to court Sept. 10 for sentencing. He could receive more than 25 years in prison, according to Deputy Dist. Atty. Judith Cohen, who prosecuted the case. The former deputy already faces 10 years in prison for his Riverside County conviction.