Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Jury Finds Albion Man Guilty of Raping Three Women

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The following press release was issued by the Mendocino County District Attorney

Anthony William Oakley [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

A Mendocino County Superior Court jury returned from its deliberations Friday with guilty verdicts and a true finding “across the board” against the trial defendant.

Defendant Anthony William Oakley, age 30, of Albion, was found guilty of felony assault with intent to commit rape on Jane Doe #1; forcible spousal rape, a felony, on Jane Doe #2; forcible rape, a felony, on Jane Doe #3; a separate forcible rape on Jane Doe #3; criminal threats, a felony, on Jane Doe #2; and criminal threats, a felony, on Jane Doe #3.

The jury also found true a special sentencing allegation alleging that defendant Oakley committed forcible sex crimes against more than one victim.

The jury returned after its efficient deliberations Friday morning to render the above verdicts.

After the jury was excused, the defendant was returned to Mendocino County Jail.

Oakley will next appear in court on Monday morning where Judge Keith Faulder will determine the existence of aggravating factors.

Thereafter, the case will be set for judgment and sentencing, and referred to the Mendocino County Adult Probation Department for a background study and sentencing recommendation.

The attorney handling the prosecution of this defendant and presented the People’s evidence to the jury was Assistant District Attorney Dale P. Trigg.

The law enforcement agencies that gathered the evidence underlying today’s convictions were the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s own investigators.

Special thanks are extended to the sexual assault expert who testified at trial as a prosecution witness.

Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Keith Faulder presided over the two-week trial and will continue to oversee future proceedings in this case.


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5 COMMENTS

      • Ya a gun and badge. Mitigate the severity of forced sexual assault. Ahmean we all know we can trust. Law enforcment and count on the courts to administer justice. They feel getting raped at gunpoint by a cop is a victemless crime it seems?

  1. Well, each rape charge carries up to 8 years and would be fully consecutive for 24 years while the multiple victims allegation calls for 15 to life. Not sure whether these two time periods can be added together or not. I think he’s looking at 15 to life as a mandatory sentence.

    • Sounds good on paper but uh. Not in this county. You have to be a productive citizen trying to earn a living to get jail time here

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