Carrollton man sentenced to 55 years in jail for 2019 sexual assault

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The Carrollton man attacked a woman in Plano and assaulted her before demanding money, jewelry and guns, as reported by the Collin County district attorney.

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The man has been sentenced to 55 years in jail after being convicted of breaking into a Plano home and sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint. The violent incident took place in 2019.

Laxavier Whittley, 18, was taken into custody in April 2020 for the assault, as the court records show. Last week a jury convicted him for aggravated sexual assault. The case was presided by Judge Cynthia Wheless.

Whittley broke into the woman’s house on July 8, 2019, in the morning. He assaulted her for over an hour while threatening her with his gun. After that he asked for money, jewelry and guns, the district attorney’s office stated.

The victim called 911 immediately after the attack. She was taken to hospital for examination. The DA’s office said Whittley’s DNA matched the rape-kit evidence. The officials also added that the victim’s DNA was on a gun that Whittley had in his apartment.

At the sentencing the prosecutors revealed that Whittley had also committed three aggravated robberies in the three days that preceded the assault.

Several disciplinary infractions he committed in jail while waiting for the trial were also brought to light, according to the Dallas Morning News.

“People have a sacred right to feel safe in their own homes. We applaud this victim’s bravery as well as the excellent investigation by Plano police,” Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis stated for the news outlet.

Jennifer Castleman, Whittley’s attorney, did not offer any comments on Friday.

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