A Cuesta College student accused of sexually assaulting a female classmate last year pleaded no contest today to four felony charges, and now faces a sentence of 27 years to life in prison.
David Andrew Shenosky, 23, had been charged with nine felonies — including attempted murder, rape and kidnapping — in connection with the alleged attack on a 19-year-old woman on March 25, 2010.
According to testimony from investigators at a preliminary hearing in July, Shenosky invited the woman back to his Atascadero home for dinner and chocolate cake, which he knew she enjoyed, and then assaulted her over several hours.
Police found a note on his computer in which he expressed regret for hurting her and said he loved her and that he wished the incident had never happened.
Shenosky entered his no-contest plea to two counts of sexual penetration with a foreign object, one count of kidnapping, and one count of rape. The rape count carries a sentence of 15 years to life, and the other charges result in a combined 12-year sentence.
A no-contest plea results in a conviction without an admission of guilt.
Shenosky is scheduled to be sentenced April 22 at 11 a.m. in Judge John Trice’s courtroom.