Brutal Rapist Sentenced to Prison
District Attorney Jan Scully announced recently that Edward Charles Gellock was sentenced by the Honorable David De Alba to 200 years to life in prison for the rape and sexual assault of two women.
On April 2, 2011, Gellock lured a homeless woman into his apartment by promising her a warm and dry place to sleep. Once she was inside his apartment, he beat, strangled and sexually assaulted her. Just two weeks later on April 23, 2011, he beat, strangled, and raped his female IHSS (In-Home Supportive Services) worker.
Officers responded to Gellock's residence at the Ping Yuen Senior Apartments where he kept officers at bay by holding a Bic lighter to an oxygen tank, threatening to blow up the apartment if they came any further. The apartment complex was evacuated as a precaution. Ultimately, Gellock was apprehended and taken into custody.
Deputy District Attorney Allison Dunham states, "The victims in this case courageously faced their worst nightmare, a man who viciously and savagely attacked them. Now they can rest easy knowing their testimony helped to ensure he will never hurt another woman."