Laurel man gets 11 years prison following plea

GEORGETOWN — A 22-year-old Laurel man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his guilty plea to attempted rape and burglary charges, the Delaware Department of Justice said Friday.

Deputy Attorney General Casey L. Ewart secured the sentence for Tyrone Jenkins-Heath. In May 2017, the DOJ said, Jenkins-Heath broke into a home on Penn Street in Laurel, planning to steal items, including the victim’s underwear, and to force the two women living in the home to perform oral sex on him. The defendant’s plan was thwarted when the women fled the house through a bedroom window, spokeswoman Nicole Magnusson said.

In April 2018, Jenkins-Heath pled guilty to two counts of third-degree attempted rape and second-degree burglary. A Superior Court judge sentenced Jenkins-Heath to 11 years in prison including the completion of the Transitions Sex offender program, followed by six months in a sex offender halfway house, then five years of probation. Jenkins-Heath must also register as a Tier III sex offender.
DOJ administrative specialist Angelique Waters and victim/witness social worker Carla Ennals assisted with the prosecution, and the case was investigated by detectives from the Delaware State Police.

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