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Defendant Sentenced to Life for Sexual Assault of Natomas Woman

DATE:  October 28, 2016

CASE:  Anthony Ray Jones (Case #15F05868)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Maria Wilson, Adult Sexual Assault Prosecution Unit

The Honorable James McFetridge sentenced Anthony Ray Jones to 150 years to life plus 41 years consecutive in prison.  On September 21, 2016, a jury convicted Jones of two counts of forcible rape, three counts of forcible oral copulation, and one count of forcible digital penetration.  The jury found true the allegations that Jones was armed with a deadly weapon and that the crimes were committed during the commission of first-degree burglary on all six counts.  Jones was also convicted of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of felony sexual assault, assault with intent to commit rape, two counts of false imprisonment, first-degree burglary, criminal threats, and child endangerment.

On September 21, 2015, the victim returned home with her 3-year-old son.  As the victim entered her apartment, Jones forced his way inside. When the victim screamed, Jones pointed a gun at her son and threatened to shoot him if she didn’t stop screaming.  Jones continued to threaten the victim to follow his orders or he would shoot her and her son.  Jones then ordered the victim to take her clothes off and proceeded to sexually assault her multiple times, including raping and forcing her to perform sexual acts on him.  Jones videotaped the victim during the assault with his phone.  When the victim’s husband returned home, Jones ordered him into the bathroom at gunpoint and threatened to shoot him.  Jones then left the apartment and told the victim that if she called the police, he would come back and shoot the whole family. 


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