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At the intersection of Beaver Road and 150th Street, Walker approached the victim from behind. He demanded she take off her clothes and when she complied he forced her to perform a sex act on him.
By Forum Staff
A young man from Jamaica has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to participating in a gang attack of a woman as she was leaving church, Chief Assistant District Attorney John Ryan, on behalf of Queens DA Richard Brown, recently announced.
The victim, at gunpoint, was robbed of her cell phone and forced to perform a sex act on the defendant and robbed of cash in July of 2017.
Brandon Walker, 22, pleaded guilty in March to first-degree criminal sexual act and was sentenced last Wednesday to 12 years in prison.
According to the charges, Walker along with a co-defendant, encountered the then-50-year-old woman as she walked home from the Celestial Church of God around 10:30 p.m. on July 11, 2017. At the intersection of Beaver Road and 150th Street, Walker approached the victim from behind. He demanded she take off her clothes and when she complied he forced her to perform a sex act on him.
“A woman leaving church on her way home should not only feel safe, but also be safe. This defendant, in pleading guilty has admitted to participating in this brutal attack. The victim was viciously violated,” Ryan said. “This defendant is now going to prison as punishment for his actions and to keep the public safe from further harm from this individual. The sentenced imposed by the Court is more than warranted.”
Cases are pending against Walker’s three co-defendants, Ryan noted.