DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Oscar King, 36, was sentenced to 85 years in prison on Friday for breaking into an apartment and sexually assaulting three sisters, Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot said.
A Dallas County jury found King guilty of all three offenses and state District Judge Ernest White sentenced King. “It’s a fair and just verdict,” said prosecutor Alex Dobiyanski. “This predator is an innocence thief and must now face the consequences of inflicting unimaginable horrors on these children for the next 85 years of his life.”
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King was convicted this week of aggravated child sexual assault and two counts of burglary of a home with intent to commit a sexual offense.
The case was presented to a jury in one of the first trials of the year. But jury trials were suspended in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jury selection resumed on June 1.
King broke into an apartment in Lake Highlands around 3 a.m. on March 27, 2019. He went up to the room shared by three sisters, aged 10, 12 and 13. “Hush, or I’ll kill your family members,” King told one of the girls as he attempted to assault her, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
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Dobiyanski said King tried to enter at least three other windows in the apartment complex before opening the window in the girls’ room. One of the children had a headache earlier in the day and had opened the window to get some fresh air. The girls forgot to lock it when they closed the window before going to bed. The prosecutor pointed out that the window “had little stickers for children”.
King alternated between trying to calm the girls down and threatening to hurt their loved ones while he touched each of them. Eventually the girls screamed and hit King, and he jumped out the window.
Evidence of a sexual assault exam linked King to the attack, and his palm prints were found inside the girls’ bedroom on the windowsill and desk. The apartment manager told police that a man frequented the apartment complex. The director took a photo of the man and his white Mustang, which later turned out to be King and his vehicle.
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The girls chose not to do victim impact statements after the trial was over, saying they never wanted to see King again. “The victims in this case have suffered enough and are going to have a lot to overcome and a long way to go in terms of recovery,” Dobiyanski said.