(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Man convicted of sexually assaulting unconscious woman in Mission District

A jury has found Edison Bolanos, 39, guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in the Mission District, District Attorney George Gascón announced Thursday.

Bolanos was convicted of oral assault against an unconscious person, which occurred on April 14 after he met the victim at Revolution Café in the Mission District.

After leaving the cafe around midnight, the assailant, victim and two friends went to the victim’s apartment, half a block away. The victim passed out, and when she awoke she was face-down and alone with Bolanos, who was assaulting her, prosecutors said.

A sexual assault kit was collected at San Francisco General Hospital, and Bolanos was arrested six days later, on April 20. DNA evidence confirmed the assault, according to prosecutors.

“An individual who is unconscious cannot give consent,” Gascón said in a statement.  “Recent changes to state law ensure such crimes are probation ineligible, and that’s important because the law should not reward those who wait until a victim is unable to say no.”

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