A man who was found guilty of a series of rapes targeting African American teen girls was sentenced to up to 196 years in jail, court documents reveal.
Antuane Brown, 25, was convicted of the 2013 rapes of four girls between the ages of 12 and 17. He targeted the youngsters because they were walking alone, some on their way to school, authorities said.
Brown’s mode was to attack the girls either by dragging them to an alley or pulling a gun to force them to accompany him to a secluded place where he raped and sodomized them. He then stole their school ID and told them that if they talked he’d track them down and then kill them and their families.
Fortunately for police, all four victims immediately reported their attacks, leading investigators to surveillance video of the suspect, who was then identified by the victims. Authorities released the video, and that led to identifying Brown as the attacker.
All the attacks occurred within a mile of Brown’s home, police discovered.
The convicted rapist could have received a maximum of 320 years in prison.
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