Joseph James DeAngelo, the former police officer who terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s as the Golden State Killer, admitted Monday that he was responsible for raping two women in Stockton in the late 1970s.


The two uncharged cases were read Monday afternoon by Amy Holliday, Sacramento County deputy district attorney, during the hearing in a makeshift courtroom inside the University Ballroom on the Sacramento State University campus.


As Holliday detailed the crimes, both bore striking resemblance to the other crimes linked to DeAngelo. The prosecutors detailed sadistic acts he committed after slipping into homes undetected and surprising couples in bed by shining a flashlight in their faces and threatening to kill everyone in the house — including children — if they didn’t follow his orders.


The masked prowler initially said he only wanted their money to earn their cooperation. He would have the women bind their husbands or boyfriends face down in bed with shoelaces, and then he would bind the women. Victims described being prodded by the barrel of a gun or the point of a knife.


He piled dishes on the backs of men and said they would both be killed if he heard the plates crash while he raped the women.


On Sept. 6, 1977, DeAngelo entered a home on Portage Circle in Stockton.


A 27-year-old woman and her 31-year-old husband, identified as Jane Doe 38 and John Doe 16, were asleep when Jane Doe was awakened by DeAngelo, who entered and shined a flashlight at the couple.


The couple were tied up and, at one point, DeAngelo held a knife against the man’s throat. He then took the woman into another room where he sexually assaulted her multiple times.


DeAngelo fled the home with money and property including jewelry and the couple’s wedding bands.


Several months later on March 18, 1978, DeAngelo struck again using the same techniques at a home on Meadow Avenue.


DeAngelo broke into the home armed with a knife and handgun. The intruder threatened Jane Doe 39 and John Doe 17, who had been sleeping in bed, saying he would use the handgun on them.


Like many of the previous crimes, the victims were tied up and the attacker sexually assaulted the woman in another room. DeAngelo took jewelry, a driver’s license and money when he fled.


DeAngelo, who faces life in prison with no chance of parole, will be sentenced on Aug. 17.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.