Clovis NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that Roy Brown, age 30, of Portales, NM, was sentenced today to 44 years in prison on charges of Criminal Sexual Penetration Resulting in Great Mental Anguish, 2 counts, Aggravated Battery; Burglary and Resisting Arrest. A Roosevelt jury found Brown guilty on September 18, 2017 after 6 days of trial.
The charges stem from a brutal rape of a Portales woman in August of 2016. The woman testified she was asleep on her couch when an intruder broke into her home and sexually assaulted her.
After hearing an emotional statement from the victim, the Honorable Donna Mowrer imposed the sentence. Judge Mowrer stated, “For someone to have their home and their person invaded like this is unimaginable. You are a mere 30 years old but your crimes have increased in severity and increased in violence.” Judge Mowrer also found Brown to be a habitual offender with two prior felony convictions. These convictions enhanced his sentence adding four years to each count. Brown will be required to register as a sex offender for life. The crimes are serious violent offenses which mean that Brown will have to serve 85% of the sentence before being considered for parole. Upon release from prison, Brown will serve a parole period of 5 years up to life.
District Attorney Andrea Reeb stated, "By taking Brown out of this community for these heinous crimes gives the victim justice and peace of mind, and also protects the citizens of this community.”
District Attorney Andrea Reeb prosecuted the case for the State. Criminal Defense Attorneys Craig Acorn and Gokul Sripada, of the Public Defender’s Office, represented Brown.
For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.