PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Katherine Martin, Adult Sexual Assault Prosecution
The Honorable Allen Sumner sentenced Jamil Tribbey-Braggs to 12 years and 8 months in state prison. On June 9, 2023, a jury convicted Tribbey-Braggs of sexual penetration by force, assault with intent to commit rape and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The jury also found true special allegations that the crime involved threat of great bodily injury and the victim was especially vulnerable.
On November 16, 2021, the victim was sleeping in friend’s car, which was parked behind a business. Tribbey-Braggs drove by the car twice and looked inside before leaving. He then returned to the car and sexually assaulted the victim. During the assault, the victim was able to cut Tribbey-Braggs with a pair of scissors she found in the car. DNA samples taken from the victim and blood left in the car matched Tribbey-Braggs. The victim subsequently identified Tribbey-Braggs in a photo lineup. When Tribbey-Braggs was arrested, a semi-automatic handgun was found in his pocket, which he was not permitted to have due to a previous felony conviction.