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Evansville Man Found Guilty of Rape, Incest

The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office said Thursday that a 44-year-old Evansville man had been found guilty of Rape, Incest, and OMVWI.

Posted: Oct 1, 2020 2:54 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 2:56 PM

The Vanderburgh County Prosecutors Office said Thursday that an Evansville man had been found guilty of Rape, Incest, and OMVWI after an investigation by the Evansville Police Department and the prosecutor's office.

According to the prosecutor's office, 44-year-old Jerry Tyrone Cook Jr. of Evansville was found guilty of the above charges following a three-day trial.

The prosecutor's office says in 2019, a victim of a sexual assault had arrived at the emergency room and claimed a family member, Cook, was responsible.

"During the three-day trial, the jury was presented with DNA evidence and victim testimony characterizing the events that led up to the sexual assault," the prosecutor's office explains.

The jury found Jerry Tyrone Cook Jr. guilty of:

  1. Rape (Level 3 Felony)
  2. Rape (Level 3 Felony)
  3. Incest (Level 5 Felony)
  4. Operating a vehicle with an ACE of 0.15 or more (Class A Misdemeanor)

Following the verdict, Jerry Tyrone Cook Jr. was also found guilty of the Habitual Offender sentencing enhancement. His sentencing is set for Friday, Oct. 30.

“The victim in this case was willing to stand up and speak up,” explained Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann. “It’s that kind of bravery that we all should admire. We knew this victim deserved justice and it’s our job to deliver that.”



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