A fitting sentence: Man will spend 84 years in prison for rape


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It took a three-day trial to convict a Charlotte man for raping a woman in 2009.

WBTV is reporting that 30-year-old Jarrod Willis will spend 84 years behind bars for the rape.

On March 12, 2009, Willis drove up beside the victim and forced her into his car at gunpoint. He drove to a secluded location and sexually assaulted her before he robbed her.

DNA was collected from the victim and matched to Willis' from a previous felony conviction, according to the release.

This sentence is especially significant in North Carolina where criminals pay a higher price for abusing animals than women.

Seriously, animal abuse is a felony, assault on a female — a misdemeanor. We all love animals, but can the women of N.C. get some love and protection as well.

If the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office, which announced on Tuesday that there will be a team to handle domestic violence cases, continues to get big wins like this, being a woman might be a little safer.


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