Man Charged with Burglary, Assault, Sexual Battery in South Pasadena

Published : Friday, July 1, 2016 | 4:05 PM

A 22-year-old man accused of exposing himself, assaulting a teen and breaking into several homes on Wednesday was charged today, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Michael David Brownlee (dob 8/21/93) of Los Angeles has been charged in case GA099173 with: two counts of first-degree burglary with a person present, one count of first-degree residential burglary, one count each of assault with intent to commit rape and driving or taking a vehicle without consent, all felonies, and one misdemeanor count of indecent exposure.

The charging document includes a special allegation that the defendant personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a knife, during the commission of the crime. Additionally, the felony complaint alleges that Brownlee was previously convicted of first-degree burglary, person present in 2014.

Brownlee is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Department 5 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Alhambra Branch. Prosecutors will ask that bail be set at $380,000.

Prosecutors said on June 29, Brownlee allegedly grabbed a 16-year-old girl near South Pasadena High School but she managed to free herself and run away. Shortly after that, he is suspected of exposing himself to a mother and her son near the intersection of Fair Oaks Avenue and Rollin Street.
Brownlee also is suspected of committing several residential burglaries before he was arrested about 2 p.m. in the 3000 block of Emory Street, allegedly driving a stolen vehicle.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 27 years in state prison.

The case is being investigated by the South Pasadena Police Department.

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