A guy from New York City was found guilty last month of sexually abusing two of his adolescent relatives, and he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
Melinda Katz, the district attorney for Queens, declared on Wednesday that Jason Brown, 37, of Rockaway Beach, had received a prison term.
“This sexual predator stole the innocence of two young girls, children who bravely stepped forward to tell us about the horrors they were forced to endure,” Katz said. “While we cannot erase the trauma they suffered, I hope that today’s sentence provides them a measure of closure.”
Testimony presented throughout the trial indicated that on July 25, 2019, Brown called the two girls—ages 9 and 13—into his bedroom.
Brown ordered the 9-year-old to leave the room after hitting the girls with a belt and having oral sex with them while in there.
According to the DA’s office, Brown was left alone with the 13-year-old after the girl left, and he sexually assaulted her.
The elder girl sneaked out of the house later that night and went to a nearby police precinct, where she told an officer what Brown had done.
Not too long after the girl revealed what he had done, Brown was taken into custody by the New York City Police Department (NYPD).
The two girls confided in authorities regarding the roughly two years of physical and sexual abuse they endured at the hands of Brown.
In the end, Brown was found guilty of two counts of predatory sexual assault of a child, one count of first-degree criminal sexual act, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of first-degree criminal contempt, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Additionally, Brown was found guilty of first- and second-degree rape.
Ushir Pandit-Durant, the state Supreme justice presiding over the trial, handed down Brown’s sentence, which ranged from an ambiguous 40 years to life in prison.