How does a grown man get 180 days in prison for rapping a mentally disabled 14-year-old girl?
Darmalo R. Crawford will serve 180 days in prison for the assault of his victim
In Minneapolis, Minnesota, 19-year-old Damarlo R. Crawford walked his young victim home after school in September 2016. When they get to the house he asked her if she’d ever been kissed by someone.
As he kissed her, Darmarlo began to take her clothes off and raped her.
Darmalo R. Crawford was familiar with the girl and her family as he’s done chores for them in the past. According to the police report he offered to wash the family’s car before rapping the girl.
In his sentencing last week, the Hennepin County District Court, Judge Lisa Janzen credited Darmalo for the 82 days he’s spent in jail since he was arrested. A prison sentence of 4 years was suspended. Crawford plead guilty third-degree sexual assault.
Along with his sentence, Judge Janzen ordered that Crawford to be registered as a sex offender and to enroll in a program to help him. He is to give a DNA sample to police and have no contact with minors other than those he is related to.
Given a five year probation, Crawford has to stay away from alcohol, drugs and firearms. If he doesn’t he will have, “…another 48 months in prison hanging over him if he fails…registration as a predatory offender an sex offender treatment,” according to Mike Freeman, a Hennepin County Attorney.
Freeman called the sentence a, “…resolution to the case, agreed upon by the family”.
Even though the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines calls for a sentence, the circumstances of the case and the family’s wishes makes it different.
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