People v Michael Brown

On December 5, 2018, a jury convicted defendant Michael Brown of a felony sexual assault for forcing victim Jane Doe to orally copulate him against her will using force, violence and fear of immediate bodily injury.

On August 7, 2018, Defendant Brown, 51, picked up 18-year-old Jane Doe from a location in Oakland, CA, with the understanding that they would engage in acts of prostitution. Instead of the interaction being a commercial and consensual one, Defendant Brown physically assaulted Jane Doe, threatened her, and humiliated her for more than 3 hours.

After the sexual assault, Jane Doe immediately reported to two of her female friends and called the police. Jane Doe had a physical injury to the inside of her mouth consistent with the sexual assault. DNA from Jane Doe’s left breast came back to a match to the Defendant Brown. Additionally, Defendant Brown sent text messages to Jane Doe after the assault, reiterating some of his prior threats as well as alluding to what he had done to her.

Defendant Michael Brown is scheduled to be sentenced January 4, 2019.

The case was prosecuted by DDA Charly Weissenbach, with assistance by Inspector Brian Delahunty and Victim-Witness Advocate Stephanie Lynch.

Posted on Dec 7, 2018