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Durham man convicted in Person home invasion, sex assaults

Posted February 24, 2011 3:03 p.m. EST

— A Durham man was sentenced Thursday to at least 42 years in prison for breaking into a Timberlake home in September and sexually assaulting two women.

Alfred Douala Mangabell, 29, of 1815 Vale St., was found guilty this week of four counts of first-degree sex offense, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of armed robbery and one county of burglary. Superior Court Judge Wayne Abernathy sentenced him to between 42 years and 52 years, eight months in prison.

Mangabell broke into the Timberlake home on Sept. 5 and demanded money, authorities said. When the two women inside said they had none, he forced them to engage in sex acts while he photographed them.

He told the women he would post explicit pictures of them online if they reported the incident to authorities.

A child inside the home at the time was unharmed, authorities said.

Abernathy ordered that Mangabell, a native of the African nation of Guinea, be deported upon his release from prison because he is a repeat offender.

Mangabell, who also uses the name Alfred Manga Bell, pleaded guilty a year ago to a series of charges in connection with a May 2009 sex assault in Durham County. He was placed on supervised probation for 18 months in that case, court records show.