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District Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison
For Sexually Assaulting Woman at Her Apartment
-Victim Was Unconscious at Time of Assault-

     WASHINGTON – Antawon Randall, 28, of Capitol Heights, Md., was sentenced today to six years in prison on charges stemming from a sexual assault against a woman who was unconscious in her own home, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

     Randall pled guilty in July 2013, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to charges of second-degree sexual abuse and fourth-degree sexual abuse. He was sentenced by the Honorable Ronna L. Beck. Upon completion of his prison term, Randall will be placed on five years of supervised release. He must also register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

     According to the government’s evidence, on Sept. 8, 2012, the victim and her husband hosted a gathering at their apartment in Southeast Washington.  At some point during the gathering, the victim became sick from consuming too much alcohol and passed out.

     When the victim’s husband went to work, Randall snuck into her bedroom and sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious.

     In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the work performed by those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit.  He also praised those who handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist D’Yvonne Key, Victim/Witness Advocate Tracey Hawkins, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mervin A. Bourne, Jr., who investigated and prosecuted the matter.

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