Sentence upheld for man who broke into home, raped woman

Javonta Jermel Harrison was sentenced to concurrent terms of life imprisonment, 104 years’ imprisonment and 30 years’ imprisonment.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - An appellate court has upheld the convictions of sentences of a man who broke into a Louisiana home and recorded himself raping a female at gunpoint.

The American Press reports part of the video was played for jurors at the 2017 trial of 23-year-old Javonta Jermel Harrison. He was convicted of aggravated rape, armed robbery with a firearm and aggravated burglary. He was sentenced to concurrent terms of life imprisonment, 104 years’ imprisonment and 30 years’ imprisonment.

After the attack, the then 18-year-old Harrison took the woman’s bank card, cellphone and the keys to her boyfriend’s car. During the trial, the victim said in a letter to the court that Harrison was “the devil himself” and had ruined her life.

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