A man convicted of violently raping an Arlington woman was sentenced on Thursday to 99 years in prison, according to officials with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office.
The sentencing came after Brandon Williams, 27, was convicted on Wednesday of aggravated sexual assault with a deadly weapon. Jurors deliberated for 15 minutes before they reached their verdict.
Prosecutors say on April 13, 2013, a woman and her friend who had gotten lost were stopped on the shoulder of the road at Pioneer Parkway and Green Oaks Boulevard. The driver was keying in coordinates into her cell phone’s GPS system when Williams reached into the car’s open window, punched the driver in the jaw and dragged her from her car.
He then forced her into his car, drove her to a remote location and raped her. Williams threatened to kill the woman and said to her, “Big girls don’t cry.”
The driver’s friend had tried to stop Williams, but she was overpowered by him.
Afterward, Williams dropped the victim off near where she’d been kidnapped and told her to walk back to her car. Her friend was at the car waiting for her.
The victim was taken to an area hospital. Williams’ DNA was collected there as part of a rape exam and was later matched to him. The victim also provided a detailed description of Williams.
Prosecutors say Williams also sexually assaulted a woman inside of her Arlington apartment in May of last year. That case is currently pending.
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