The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has filed more charges against a man who police believe is responsible for breaking into two San Luis Obispo homes and assaulting the women who live there.
Arthur Rocha, 40, was arrested on Aug. 1 after police said evidence linked him to a reported sexual assault on July 8 and attempted sexual assault on July 13.
The Arroyo Grande man was initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats, and first-degree burglary, along with several enhancements that included the use of a deadly weapon, specifically, a knife.
On Wednesday, he was arraigned on additional charges of sexual penetration by a foreign object, forcible oral copulation, forcible rape, first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, and making criminal threats.
Rocha appeared in court Wednesday morning and pleaded not guilty.
He is being held in San Luis Obispo County Jail on $1 million bail.
Rocha has prior convictions for first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary and possession of stolen property.
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