Washington's sentencing for deviate sexual assault
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:56:12 GMT —
Update: 4:50 p.m. on Nov. 14:
A Boone County judge has sentenced former Mizzou Football Player Derrick Washington to 5 years in prison.
In September, a jury found Washington guilty of an off-campus sexual assault of a former University of Missouri athletics tutor.
Prosecutors asked for a maximum sentence of 7 years in prison for Derrick Washington. Defense attorneys asked for probation. Washington TMs 5 year prison sentence could become just 4 months of shock time. Washington could be released on probation after 120 days in a shock time program, if he has good behavior and no reports of any incidents. Members of Washington TMs family left the courtroom as they heard the former Mizzou running back TMs sentence.
Assistant Boone County Prosecutor Andrea Hayes said, It does upset me that Mr. Washington hasn TMt taken any personal accountability to this crime. I think that TMs been very upsetting to the victim throughout this whole process.
The victim told authorities that Washington fondled her as she slept in her apartment bedroom in June 2010. Mizzou Football Coach Gary Pinkel kicked Washington off his team after the former NFL hopeful was accused of his crimes. Washington must now identify himself as a sexual predator for the rest of life.
In March, Missouri Department of Corrections officials will give a report on Washington to Boone County Judge Kevin Crane. That TMs when Crane will decide whether Washington remains in prison or is released on probation.
Washington is also scheduled to stand trial in late December on 2 misdemeanor domestic assault charges.
A former girlfriend has accused Washington of poking her eyes and choking her during an argument.
Update: 2:35 on Nov. 14:Derrick Washington was sentenced to 5 years in prison on Monday.Washington is eligible for release by Boone County Judge Kevin Crane after four months of time served. The release would be based on a report by the Missouri Department of Corrections.The sentence comes after Washington was found guilty in September of deviate sexual assault.Original Story:Derrick Washington will be back in court Monday.The former Mizzou running-back was found guilty of deviate sexual assault in September. His sentencing hearing is Monday afternoon. Washington faces up to seven year in prison for the sexual assault conviction.Washington is also scheduled for a jury trial next month for one of two counts of domestic assault charges.