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Case of Interest: Willie West

DATE: April 16, 2015

CASE: Willie West

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Laura Froome, High Risk Prosecutor - Domestic Violence Unit

District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced that Willie West was convicted by jury 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.

West faces a maximum potential sentence of 27 years in prison.  Sentencing is set for May 15, 2015 in Department 38 before the Honorable Sharon Lueras.


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