Sentence alert: Man gets life sentence for rape
(Marietta, GA – Nov. 8, 2023) Cobb County District Attorney Flynn D. Broady, Jr. announces that Cobb Superior Court Judge Sonja Brown has sentenced a rapist to life in prison. A Cobb County jury found Corley Willis, 34, guilty of rape in October.
On April 7, 2022, at UPointe Apartment in Kennesaw, Willis engaged in consensual sexual activity with the victim. When she expressed her desire to stop and asked him to leave, Willis turned violent, he forced the victim back to her bedroom where he raped her. Cobb County Police Department officers, along with Detective Ben King, investigated the incident, leading to Willis's arrest in August 2022.
Over the course of five days, the jury meticulously reviewed the evidence, and after careful deliberation, the jury delivered a guilty verdict.
The Cobb County District Attorney's Office commends the jury for their thorough consideration, emphasizing the seriousness of adult rape, one of the most underreported crimes.
Assistant District Attorney Katherine “Trina” Griffiths, Donna Merrell, Lindsay Raynor prosecuted the case on behalf of the state. The defendant was represented by Reid Thompson.
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