For Immediate Release
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WORCESTER — A city man, who sought to reduce his sentence for a series of felonies committed in August of 2016, will spend more time in prison after a hearing before the Appellate Division of the State Superior Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Antonio Damon was sentenced in 2017 to 25 to 30 years in state prison for aggravated kidnapping and had his sentence increased to 35 to 40 years after yesterday’s hearing in Boston. The sentences on the other 17 charges, on which he was convicted, remain the same and all will run concurrent to the 35-to-40-year sentence.
Superior Court Judges Daniel Ford, Linda Giles and Robert Cosgrove heard arguments from the defendant, defense Attorney Timothy Murphy, and Assistant District Attorney Courtney L. Sans before rendering their decision.
Ms. Sans argued for her original recommendation of 40-60 years in prison for aggravated kidnapping. She asked the judges that if they were not inclined to increase the sentence that they let the original sentence stand.
Mr. Damon, armed with what was believed to be a knife, entered an office at 340 Main St. on the afternoon of Aug. 9, 2016 and sexually assaulted a woman three times. He left the building, carjacked another woman’s vehicle, strangling, threatening and sexually assaulting her before she was able to escape. He later broke into a business on Denny Street and committed an armed robbery before he was arrested by the Worcester Police.
Ms. Sans and Assistant District Attorney Tara L. Nechev prosecuted the original case.