‘Dangerous’ parolee pleads not guilty to brutal rape, robbery

Damir Shalako “should never again see the light of day,” San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris declared in a bold statement Monday.

The 25-year-old parolee pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he brutally raped and robbed a 45-year-old woman who lives next door to his grandmother’s home in a Potrero Hill public housing complex.

Shalako was arraigned on five felony counts, including rape by force, sexual penetration by foreign object and burglary with intent to commit rape, prosecutors said. The alleged attack occurred Sept. 28 around noon, police said. Shalako had been staying with his grandmother, cops said.

He was arrested on Oct. 1 after a citizen’s call to police. Cops said the parolee’s own grandmother helped track him down. He was cuffed around 1 p.m. at Rolph Playground at 26th and Hampshire streets.

If convicted of burglary with the intent to commit rape, Shalako could face life in prison with the possibility of parole, prosecutors said.

He remains in custody on $3 million bail. He is scheduled to appear in court again Wednesday to be appointed an attorney, prosecutors said.

“This horrific crime was committed by a violent and dangerous individual,” Harris said in a statement.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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