Man admits Metairie home invasion; gets 54½ years

GRETNA, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to forcing his way into an elderly couple's Metairie home, robbing them and sexually assaulting their live-in nurse.

Charles Adams then was sentenced Monday to 54½ years in prison for armed robbery, aggravated burglary, second-degree kidnapping, sexual battery and illegal possession of a gun. Times-Picayune reports ( ) Adams awaits trial in New Orleans, where he's accused of committing two similar crimes.

Adams admitted he was one of three men who on Aug. 31, 2011, at 3 a.m. forced their way into the home and demanded money. Authorities haven't identified the other two gunmen.

Prosecutors Jody Fortunato and Jeff Hufft were preparing to take Adams to trial this week when his attorney, Marceline Bleich, said Monday that he wanted to plead guilty.

Information from: The Times-Picayune,

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