Phoenix man gets 11 years for Scottsdale sexual assaults

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Edvin Mita By Natalie Rivers Edvin Mita By Natalie Rivers

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix man convicted of sexually assaulting several women in Scottsdale was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison.

Edvin Mita, 30, must serve 60 days in jail before his prison term begins.

Last month, a jury found Mita guilty of sexual assault, aggravated assault, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia plus misdemeanor counts of theft, assault and threatening.

Mita was arrested in April 2010 after police pulled him over for speeding near Bell Road and 55th Street.

Police said Mita had cocaine in his possession, was driving on a suspended license and didn't have a required ignition interlock device on his vehicle after a previous DUI conviction.

At least three women claimed Mita sexually assaulted them between July 2009 and November 2009.

In the first incident, Mita went on a date with a woman and afterward broke into her home and sexually assaulted her. A few months later, he sexually and physically assaulted a different woman after a six-week relationship. The third assault happened after Mita went on three dates with a woman. She was left with permanent hearing damage in one ear.