Osborne appeals sentence to Superior Court

A Warren man given the maximum possible sentence for raping a woman in front of her child has appealed to the state Superior Court.

Kameron M.J. Osborne, 22, was sentenced on July 31 to 10 to 20 years in state prison on a rape charge and another 30 to 60 months for endangering the welfare of a child by Judge Gregory Hammond.

Online court records indicate that the appeal was filed on Aug. 13.

An Aug. 18 letter was submitted in the appeal by Hammond, who sentenced Osborne. A note in the docket indicates that the “trial judge believes appellant’s notice of appeal is premature.”

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Kameron M.J. Osborne, 22, was in the home of a woman he knew at about 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 and that the two argued.

Police said the victim reported that Osborne threw her on the bed, held her down, and raped her.

The victim reported kicking, pushing, hitting, and yelling at Osborne to get him to stop, according to the affidavit.

Additional details surrounding the case were revealed when Osborne attempted to have his bail reduced several months ago.

District Attorney Rob Greene said during that hearing that the victim told police Osborne threatened her children in order to gain her compliance.

“‘He grabbed me and said, if I don’t stop, ‘I’m going to hurt (the child),'” Greene said.

The victim told police Osborne then called the child, who was close by and said, “Come here. Whatever happens is mommy’s fault,” according to Greene. The victim then stopped resisting.

“Your actions in this matter are despicable,” Hammond said at sentencing, indicating that raping the victim in front of her child is something that “boggles my mind.”

He said Osborne’s conduct was the most violent, damaging offense that he could perpetrate on a woman and said he hasn’t heard anything from him that resembles remorse for the “outrageous conduct.”

Hammond said he would be sentencing Osborne outside of the guidelines because to remain in the guidelines would be a “mischaracter of justice” given Osborne’s conduct.


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