A Hempstead man was convicted Monday of raping and nearly killing a 50-year-old woman in an East Garden City home invasion in the days that followed Sandy two years ago.

A Nassau County jury found Artie Jackson guilty of predatory sexual assault, rape, second-degree attempted murder, robbery, burglary, strangulation and sexual abuse.

Prosecutors said the 46-year-old broke into the victim’s home, ate her food, rummaged through her belongings and tried to disable the house alarm before attacking the victim at knifepoint in her bedroom on Nov. 11, 2012.

Jackson broke his victim’s nose and eye socket, strangled her with a zip tie until it sliced her neck and sexually assaulted her before dragging her down the stairs, authorities said. The victim was left unconscious and bleeding on the floor while Jackson stole her electronics and jewelry.

The victim played dead until Jackson went back upstairs, when she escaped to a neighbor’s property, where she called police.

Jackson is also facing charges in two other alleged home invasions and burglaries. He faces up to 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 12 before Judge Angelo Delligatti.

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