DATE: May 15, 2015
CASE: Willie West
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Laura Froome, High Risk Prosecutor - Domestic Violence Unit
District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced today that the Honorable Sharon Lueras sentenced Willie West to 25 years in prison. On April 15, 2015, a jury convicted West of rape, forced oral copulation, sexual penetration with a foreign object, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a cohabitant causing a traumatic condition and false imprisonment.
In December 2014, West became angry with a woman he was dating. He beat her severely with a belt before raping her, forcing her to orally copulate him and sexually assaulting her with a screwdriver.
Deputy District Attorney Laura Froome thanked the victim for her courage and the detailed investigation conducted by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
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