NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 880) – A man was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison Wednesday for sexually assaulting two girls in his family beginning when the youngest was eight and the oldest was 10, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
James Brown, 37, of Rockaway Beach, was convicted last month.
The counts included two counts of predatory sexual assault of a child, first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, first- and second-degree rape, among other related charges.
The sexual abuse was discovered after an incident on July 25, 2019, when Brown took the victims – who were 13 and nine at the time – into his bedroom. He beat both girls and engaged in acts of oral sexual conduct with them, officials said.
Brown made the nine-year-old to leave before raping the 13-year-old.
The older girl later escaped the home and reached a police precinct where she reported the incident.
Brown was arrested, and the girls disclosed to officials a history of sexual and physical abuse.
He was sentenced 40 years to life in prison, and if released Brown will be required to register as a sex offender.
“This sexual predator stole the innocence of two young girls, children who bravely stepped forward to tell us about the horrors they were forced to endure” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said. “While we cannot erase the trauma they suffered, I hope that today’s sentence provides them a measure of closure.”