GLENDON JACKSON SENTENCED TO 260 YEARS; JUSTIN HARRIS SENTENCED TO 192 YEARS; DESHAWN OWENS SENTECED TO 153 YEARS

Brooklyn, July 7, 2011 – Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes today announced the sentencing of Justin Harris, 29, Glendon Jackson, 23, and DeShawn Owens, 26, for sexually assaulting three women and assaulting and robbing multiple victims during an August 2007 home invasion. Glendon Jackson was sentenced to 260 years in prison. Justin Harris was sentenced to 192 years in prison. DeShawn Owens was sentenced to 153 years in prison.

Defendants Harris and Jackson were convicted on June 27. Owens was convicted by a separate jury on June 28. Harris was convicted on six counts of Robbery in the First Degree, two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, five counts of Unlawful Imprisonment in the First Degree, one count of Burglary in the First Degree and other charges. Jackson was convicted of two counts of Rape in the First Degree, six counts of Robbery in the First Degree, two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, one count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, one count of Burglary in the First Degree and other charges. Owens was convicted on charges including five counts of Robbery in the First Degree, one count of Burglary in the First Degree, three counts of Assault in the Second Degree and other charges. The defendants will be sentenced on July 7 before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Albert Tomei.

On August 30, 2007, the defendants pushed past one victim and entered his Sterling Place home, pistol-whipping him and tying him up with duct tape. The defendants, carrying weapons, then bound the remaining males in the house with duct tape. They continued to assault the first victim, forcing him to lay face down in a bathtub where scalding hot water was poured over his back, causing burns. The defendants also pistol-whipped the other male victims. Next, the defendants sexually assaulted the three female victims in the house while the males were held at gunpoint. A five-year old was forced to watch the rapes of her mother and sister. The defendants also stole money from the victims, took a safe inside the home, and stole the victims’ cell phones before fleeing.

Each defendant was positively identified in a lineup. Harris was known to the victims and was arrested several days later. Three loaded firearms and a bulletproof vest were recovered from his house. Harris’ DNA was also found on one of the sheets in the victims’ home. Owens was also known to the victims. He fled to Pennsylvania and lived under an alias. He was apprehended in March 2009 after he was convicted for a separate incident. Jackson was apprehended after being identified by a few victims and was apprehended in January 2008.

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