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Man Who Sexually Assaulted 101-Year-Old Woman Sentenced To 30 Years

| by Kathryn Schroeder

Antoine Pettis, 20, who sexually assaulted a 101-year-old woman, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison with an additional 15 years of extended supervision.

The sentencing was handed down by Milwaukee County Judge Jeffrey Wagner on Jan. 22 after Pettis pleaded guilty to charges, including burglary, aggravated battery and second-degree sexual assault, reports FOX 6.

Pettis admitted to entering the woman’s home in November 2013 around 2:00 a.m with another suspect. He told investigators his intention was to rob the home, but after finding nothing he wanted to steal, he sexually assaulted and beat the 101-year-old woman.

Pettis fled, but DNA evidence left at the scene connected him to the crime. The DNA evidence was processed at the State Crime Lab and a link was found via familial traits with those of a male relative of Pettis that was already in the DNA database.

Pettis’ DNA was on file from a 2013 paternity case.

Wagner said it was “one of the more horrific type of home invasions that we see.”

Upon sentencing, Pettis apologized for his crimes.

"I want to say that I apologize for making this big mistake," Pettis said.

WDAM reports how his comment was very different from one he made after being arrested, when he said, "Y'all going to make me a celebrity."

The victim, who had lived in her home for 60 years, was so traumatized by the event that she moved into an assisted living facility.

In addition to the 30-year prison sentence and additional 15-year supervision, Pettis will have to register as a sex offender and pay restitution, including the moving expenses incurred by his victim.

Sources: WDAM, FOX 6 / Photo Source: WDAM