Nov. 22, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
WORCESTER – Antonio Damon, convicted in Worcester Superior Court earlier this month on 18 charges including aggravated kidnapping, aggravated rape, carjacking and armed robbery, was sentenced to 25 to 30 years in state prison today, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Judge Richard T. Tucker sentenced Mr. Damon to 25 to 30 years in state prison on the aggravated kidnapping charge. He also imposed sentences on Mr. Damon that ranged from 2 ½ years in the House of Correction for assault and battery, to 15 to 20 years in state prison for aggravated rape. The sentences on all charges will be served at the same time as the sentence of 25 to 30 years for aggravated kidnapping.
The District Attorney’s Office had recommended 40 to 60 years in state prison on the aggravated kidnapping; 18 to 20 years on assault to rape to be served after the first sentence; and life in prison for the armed robbery to be served after the second sentence. The District Attorney’s Office also recommended the sentences on all other charges be served at the same time as these sentences.
Mr. Damon, armed with what was believed to be a knife, entered an office at 340 Main St. shortly before 4 p.m. on Aug. 9, 2016 and sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman three times. He then left the building and carjacked a 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 armed robbery before he was arrested by Worcester Police.
“I want to thank the victims in this case for bravely working with the Worcester Police and our prosecutors,” Mr. Early said. “Their strength and courage and the good work of the Worcester Police Department allowed us to bring this man to justice.”
Mr. Early also thanked Assistant District Attorneys Courtney L. Sans and Tara L. Nechev for their hard work.