Rape survivor sees justice a generation after attack
Harris County District Attorney
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Investigation into Assault at 9351 North Freeway
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Activity Summary
ߦ   Police Apprehend Texas First Bank Robbery Suspects Minutes After Crime
ߦ   San Antonio police officer suspended after intervening in nephew's DWI arrest, records show
ߦ   San Antonio-area mother, teen daughter died of single gunshot wounds to head
ߦ   Shots Fired At Katy Area Mosque Sparks Manhunt For Gunman
ߦ   Five Jailed In La Marque Search Warrant Bust
ߦ   Houston police chief writes 140 mph speeding ticket to driver of Dodge Viper
ߦ   Investigation leads to arrest of suspect for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
ߦ   Louisiana Pair Jail After Police Chase
ߦ   On anniversary of Air Force vet’s disappearance, his family begs for help
ߦ   Police Jail La Marque Travel Inn Guest
ߦ   Sheriff Investigates Home Invasion Robbery/Shooting
ߦ   South Texas dog who had 3 legs mutilated on road to recovery; authorities look for answers
ߦ   Texas federal prison workers speak out about working with no pay during shutdown
ߦ   Two Charged After 13-year-old Shot in Drive By Shooting
ߦ   Galveston County Citizen's Sheriff's Academy Enrollment
ߦ   21 bodies found in Mexican town on Texas border
ߦ   'Aunt Bee' from 'Andy Griffith Show' left $100G trust fund for police in small NC town, report says
ߦ   Chase Results In Arrest, Drugs, Pistol Recovered
ߦ   Child porn ring leader reportedly beaten to death inside federal prison
ߦ   Commissioners Court Agenda, Jan. 14
ߦ   Constable Lieutenant Awarded Officer Of The Month
ߦ   Davis officer shot, killed; suspect found dead
ߦ   Defense lawyer says accused shooter in 7-year-old’s death can’t get fair trial

 
Search Archives:
A rapist identified by DNA a generation after he attacked a young girl was sentenced to 35 years in prison on the anniversary of the crime, prosecutors said Friday.

 

“Thank God she finally got justice,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said.

 

Gregory Montgomery, 59, raped Pamela King, 11, in the early morning hours of Halloween, 1989 after he slipped into her family’s home.

 

She told police that she awoke to a man holding his hand over her mouth and nose and then covering her head with a pillow after threatening to kill her if she made a sound.

 

A sexual assault examination was performed that day, but it was not until 2013 that the results were matched to a DNA profile in law-enforcement database, identifying Montgomery as the girl’s attacker.

 

Montgomery, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prisoner, has been incarcerated since 1992 for other crimes, including the rape of two other women.

 

This week, on Wednesday in Harris County, he pled guilty to raping King and accepted a 35-year sentence.

 

King, now 40 gave a victim impact statement at Montgomery’s sentencing during which spoke directly at her attacker.

 

“There’s no sentence for the lifelong sentence that will forever be a part of my story. You are the reason we are here today,” she said. “For 29 years, I have waited for this day... October 31, 1989 is when this journey started and to you, Gregory Montgomery – October 31, 2018 is where it will end.”

 

King is an Air Force veteran and a sexual-assault victim’s advocate, is public about her ordeal.

 

“She’s advocated for so many other women,” said Marsha Lockwood, a Harris County District Attorney’s Office social worker. “It was an honor to advocate for her and walk her through this process.”

 

Assistant District Attorney Caroline Dozier, who prosecuted the case, it was fitting that he was sentenced on the anniversary of his crime.

 

“He should always have to remember the date she changed his life, just like 29 years ago, he changed her,” she said.

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2019 The Police News. All rights reserved.