Update: Joshua Nitkin was sentanced to 25 years in a state prison this afternoon for sexually assaulting two sisters in Escondido.
Original Story: A door-to-door cleaning supplies salesman who sexually assaulted two sisters at knife-point in their Escondido home is scheduled to be sentenced today at the Vista Courthouse.
Joshua Nitkin, 22, pleaded guilty earlier this year to kidnapping, assault with intent to commit rape and other charges. He is expected to be sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison.
Deputy District Attorney Tracy Prior said at Nitkin’s arraignment that the defendant demonstrated a cleaning product in the victims’ home last Dec. 22 before assaulting them in a bedroom.
Nitkin retrieved a butcher knife from the kitchen before threatening and sexually assaulting the 19- and 22-year-old women, the prosecutor said.
The prosecutor said the sisters spoke to their assailant about their family in Spanish, and he eventually became less violent.
Nitkin ordered one sister to tie up her sibling with a belt, then he tied up the other sister, Prior said.
The defendant moved the victims to different locations in the home before leaving. He was arrested the next day.