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Albany man gets probation for sexual assaults of 2 neighbors
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MONROE - An Albany man described by one of his victims as a "sexual predator" was sentenced last week in Green County Circuit Court to 18 months on probation for fourth-degree sexual assault of two neighbors in his apartment building.

Jose Luz Guzman Cabrera Jr., 57, pleaded no contest April 13 to a Class A misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree sexual assault, with three additional counts dismissed but "read in," meaning the judge could consider them in sentencing. He also pleaded no contest to misdemeanor bail jumping.

Conditions of his probation include payment of all supervision fees and no contact with two women.

The case stems from reports that Guzman Cabrera sexually assaulted several fellow tenants in his apartment building in Albany between April and August 2017, including grabbing their breasts, according to the criminal complaint.

One woman said he also followed her into the apartment building's laundry room and watched her, making her nervous.

In a victim impact statement to the court, one of the women wrote that she is fearful of retribution "by him or his family."

"He is a sexual predator. I pray no other women have to deal with the same anxiety and fear I have had due to these incidents," she wrote.

- Katjusa Cisar