Teen found guilty of rape

Published 9:00 pm Saturday, June 17, 2017

A jury trial in Suffolk Circuit Court earlier this month ended with guilty verdicts on a number of felony charges against a Suffolk teen.

Martrell Dae’Shawn Beamon was convicted after a two-day trial on charges of rape, sodomy, abduction with intent to defile and three counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

According to court documents, the female victim was walking home from work near East Washington Street on Sept. 18 when Beamon pointed a gun at her and sexually assaulted her.

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The woman later saw Beamon in the neighborhood, recognized him and called police.

Beamon at first denied the assault, but DNA found at the scene was a match to him, according to court documents.

“Assuming the DNA profile is a mixture of (the victim) and an additional contributor, Martrell Beamon cannot be eliminated as a foreign contributor,” reads a lab report in court documents. “The probability of randomly selecting an unrelated individual … is 1 in greater than 7.2 billion (which is approximately the world population).”

Beamon was 17 at the time of the offense and is 18 now. Sentencing is set for Sept. 6.