A Warren man was sentenced to state prison for assault-related charges during Warren County court proceedings Friday.
Judge Maureen Skerda sentenced Christian David Tatarski, 18, 407 Market St., to 70 to 168 months in a state correctional institution with credit for 317 days served for two counts of aggravated indecent assault.
Tatarski was also ordered to pay $393 in restitution, $1,450 in fines and fees, undergo sexual offenders treatment, have no contact with the victim and register under Megan's Law.
Assistant Public Defender Alan Conn pointed out the defendant is a very young man. Tatarski still has a chance to be rehabilitated, he said, and asked for him to serve his sentence concurrently.
Assistant District Attorney Barry Klenowski said the crimes were the most vile, senseless and egregious ones he had ever dealt with. The defendant was in juvenile placement when he was given a home pass.
After calling the victim and hanging up to make sure she was home, Klenowski said Tatarski let himself into her house. He grabbed her hand, Klenowski said, and led her upstairs where he raped her.
Due to having a boot cast from recent surgery, Klenowski said the victim was unable to run. He asked this be considered an aggravating factor in sentencing.
"His actions will have an impact on the victim for the rest of her life," Klenowski said. "I don't see in his statement any mention of the victim."
Klenowski read a letter to the court from the victim which told of her nightmares and how she had to change bedrooms. For some time, she said men scared her and she was afraid to look at people.
The victim's mother addressed the court and said it was the first time she has spoken openly about the crimes outside of her family. Her daughter may never have closure, she said, as she won't be able to walk away from what happened in a set amount of time.
While some may not see Tatarski as a severe sexually violent predator, the mother said, he is to her daughter. While the victim can't speak openly about what happened yet, the mother said perhaps by testifying Friday she could protect and defend her as she was not there to do so on the day of the crime.
In county jail, Klenowski said Tatarski has showed an inability to behave and received a number of misconducts. He argued the defendant should be sent to a state penitentiary for a long time.
Tatarski said he takes responsibility for his actions.
Skerda noted his letter to the court says he made a mistake when in fact what he did was criminal.
Though he had the juvenile system to help him, Skerda said he is now being treated as an adult. While he may be committed to his education, she said every paragraph in his letter begins with "I."
According to Skerda, the letter contains no mention of the victim. The defendant may have been advised by counsel to write his letter that way, she said, but Tatarski may not realize he committed crimes.