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San Francisco, CA – San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced today that her office secured a conviction of Mohamad Alajtal (40), of San Francisco, after a trial by jury for sexually assaulting an elderly woman. Mr. Alajtal was convicted of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration of an unconscious person (PC 220(a)(1)), and two counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious person (PC 289(d)(1).

“I would like to thank the jury for their service in this case,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “The jury’s verdict holds Mr. Alajtal accountable for his reprehensible violation and assault of the victim in this case – who bravely came forward to report this crime. My office will always stand with victims of crime and do everything we can to fight for justice and ensure there is accountability.”

According to testimony and other evidence presented at trial, on October 24, 2018, the victim (age 70) believed she was having a very vivid dream in which someone’s finger was in her vagina and anus. Upon realizing that it was not a dream, she sat upright in bed, looked to the side of the bed, and saw Mr. Alajtal, a relative, kneeling on the floor beside her. The victim screamed and the defendant immediately told her that he had not done anything and was only looking for his phone. The victim called 911 and officers arrived on scene within minutes. An evaluation of the victim at San Francisco General Hospital’s Rape Trauma Center showed evidence of digital penetration and the victim’s DNA was located on Mr. Alajtal’s fingers.

The case against Mr. Alajtal was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jamal Anderson, with assistance from paralegal Yessenia Oropeza and Victim Advocate Priscilla Portillo who worked closely with the victim throughout the pendency of this case. Prosecutors were able to develop a strong case against Mr. Alajtal because of the outstanding investigation of the San Francisco Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit.

“For more than five years the victim and her family have waited for justice in this case and with this verdict the jurors have provided just that,” said Assistant District Attorney Jamal Anderson. “I would like to thank the jury for their service and commend the victim for her courage and resilience.”

Mr. Alajtal was remanded into custody following the reading of the verdict. He faces up to ten years in state prison for his crimes and must register as a sex offender for life pursuant to Penal Code section 290. Sentencing will be scheduled on May 21, 2024.

If you or a loved one is in need of support, please seek help. In an emergency call 9-1-1.

Below are additional resources for support:

• San Francisco Women Against Rape 415.647.7273

• Rape Trauma Services 650.692.7276

• Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) 800.656.4673

• A Women’s Place 415.487.2140

• Mission Neighborhood Resource Center 415.869.7977

Court Number: 18016598