Teen sentenced in rape case

By ANDREA POTEET
Sunday Times Newspapers

MELVINDALE – A 17-year-old boy who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old Melvindale girl was sentenced to 90 days in Wayne County jail and two years of probation.

Trevon Hampton was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Margie Braxton under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which allows his record to be expunged if his probation is successfully completed.

Hampton pleaded guilty Nov. 22 to third-degree criminal sexual conduct in the rape of the girl at an Oct. 3 post-homecoming party at Comfort Inn and Suites, 17600 Dix.

The girl told the court in October that she was under the influence of alcohol and had no memory of the event. She admitted to drinking rum, cognac and Four Loko, one of the alcoholic energy drinks banned in Michigan in November. The latter drinks contain caffeine and up to 12 percent alcohol by volume.

Her friend Walter Williams, 17, testified that he walked in on her twice while she was having sex with the two juveniles and once while Hampton was standing near the bed with his pants down to his knees. Williams testified that the girl was awake during the acts.

The two 16-year-old boys, from Southfield and Detroit, are set for trial Feb 28. and March 1 and 2.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office objected to the use of the Holmes act, spokeswoman Maria Miller said. Third-degree criminal sexual conduct can carry a sentence of up to 15 years in jail.

Braxton allowed Hampton, who currently is enrolled at Melvindale High School, to begin serving his jail time after the school year ends.

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