The new San Diego County Superior Court in downtown San Diego. Photo by Chris Stone

A man who snuck into a Pacific Beach home in the middle of the night and sexually assaulted a sleeping woman pleaded guilty Friday to felony charges.

Jeffrey Hanze, 56, is expected to be sentenced on June 3 to nearly 24 years in state prison, according to Deputy District Attorney Jessica Coto.

Hanze entered his plea to one count each of digital penetration of an unconscious person and hot prowl residential burglary, and also admitted to having a prior serious felony conviction for burglary.

According to Coto, Hanze entered the woman’s bedroom through an open window about 1:45 a.m. last Oct. 1, and the victim awoke to the defendant sexually assaulting her.

Hanze was arrested later that month in Los Angeles County.

— City News Service

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