Thursday, January 20, 2011
District Attorney Jan Scully announced today that Judge Russell Hom sentenced Charles Eaton to 17 years in prison following his conviction on two counts of assaulting his girlfriend, two counts of forcefully penetrating her with a foreign object and one count of threatening to kill her.
Eaton assaulted his developmentally disabled girlfriend numerous times over a 3 day period after learning that she had engaged in several relationships while he was incarcerated. On the last night of the assaults, Eaton had her remove her clothing and proceeded to sexually assault her with a Giants souvenir baseball bat and a banana. Eaton also made numerous threats to kill her. The next morning she escaped to a women’s homeless shelter.
Deputy District Attorney Carlton Davis stated, “The victim in this case showed tremendous courage and played a vital role in bringing her attacker to justice. Thanks to the assistance of District Attorney Victim Advocate Mimi Molinare-Fade, the victim received critical support during the court process.”
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