Security guard pleads “No Contest” to sexual assault of cleaning woman www.privateofficer.com
Pacifica resident Raymond Nygard, 31, who was employed by a security firm hired by the video game company, faces up to 12 years in state prison for the felony charges, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Nygard is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 17.
The victim worked weekends for a cleaning service also contracted by Electronic Arts. According to prosecutors, Nygard sexually assaulted the women in the office building three times in January and February 2011, once raping her and twice forcing her to perform oral sex on him. When she resisted, he threatened to report her to immigration officials or have her fired. The victim, who was a legal immigrant, reported the assaults to her supervisor.
Nygard has been out of custody on $750,000 bail. He originally pleaded not guilty to the charges in April 2011; his case was scheduled to go to trial Monday, but he switched his plea at the last moment.
His defense attorney, Charles J. Smith, did not respond to a request for comment Monday afternoon
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