The Hartford Courant reports that 17-year-old Jaishon Bellamy was sentenced Thursday. He previously reached a plea deal with prosecutors in which he was convicted of first-degree sexual assault for one attack and attempted murder for the other.
Prosecutors said the victims, both 38, were subjected to hours-long assaults in East Hartford last September when Bellamy was 16.
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One assault was in the exit 90 commuter parking lot off Route 15 in East Hartford, near the Econo Lodge, around 2:30 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015, police said.
After the assault, he fled in the victim's black Honda Element and led police on a brief chase before crashing, according to police. He ran off and police were not able to find him.
As state police investigated the assault at the commuter lot, East Hartford police were investigating a home invasion and sexual assault on Collimore Road days later.
Bellamy was tied to both attacks by DNA.
He was initially charged as a juvenile, but the case was moved to adult court because of the seriousness of the crimes and his name was made public.
Bellamy's public defender sought a lesser sentence because of his client's age and said Bellamy was remorseful.