For Immediate Release 7/13/2015
Charick Callaway has been convicted of first degree rape, first degree sex offense, burglary, armed robbery and deadly weapon with the intent to injure.
Assistant State’s Attorney Stacie Sawyer prosecuted this case.
On May 27, 2013 at about 2:45am the victim was walking home from work. Once she approached her apartment she was forced inside of her apartment at knife point by Charick Callaway where he sexually assaulted, and stole her cell phone and money.
After the assault Callaway ordered her to get into the shower. He then poured bleach into paper towels and made the victim use them to wipe off her body and any areas of the home he may have touched.
CCTV footage showed the victim walking on the street with the defendant a short distance behind her moments before the attack.
“The CCTV footage was instrumental in proving the case. The video shows the defendant stalking the victim before the assault. It was essential evidence in that it gave the jurors a full picture of what happened,” said Assistant State’s Attorney Stacie Sawyer.
The victim later identified Callaway in a photo lineup.
“I admire the courage it took for this woman to come forward,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “My office will continue to seek Justice on behalf of all sexual assault victims and push for the maximum punishment.”
Callaway faces Life in Prison for his crimes. He will be sentenced September 24, 2015.