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‘Goat Man’ bank robber pleads guilty

A Sacramento man pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing several banks throughout the region, including two in El Dorado County.

John Raymond Porter, 43, the “Goat-Man Bandit,” pleaded guilty to serial bank robbery as part of a plea agreement with the Department of Justice.

According to court documents, Porter pleaded guilty to nine bank robberies in total between 2008 and 2009.

The case was investigated by the Sacramento Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes the FBI and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. attorney Michelle Rodriguez.

On Feb. 17, 2009, Porter robbed the Bank of America on Park Drive in El Dorado Hills. The next month, on March 2, 2009, he robbed the Wells Fargo bank on Coach Lane in Cameron Park.

Porter also robbed banks in Auburn, Roseville and Citrus Heights.

Dubbed the “Goat-Man Bandit” by investigators because of his goatee, Porter agreed to pay restitution for all nine of his robberies.

His sentencing is set for May 12. Porter faces up to 80 years in prison.

jratajczak@mtdemocrat.net

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