Antoine Pettis sentenced to 30 years in prison in assault of 101-year-old woman

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Antoine Pettis on Thursday, January 22nd to  30 years in prison and another 15 years of extended supervision. This, after pleading guilty to multiple charges on January 15th in connection with the sexual assault of a 101-year-old Milwaukee woman.

Pettis was charged on November 18th after he was identified by familial DNA and later confessed to the sexual assault. He faced charges including burglary, aggravated battery and second-degree sexual assault.

In an interview with investigators, Pettis admitted to entering the woman’s home near 35th and Florist around 2:00 a.m. on September 1st. Pettis said he went into the home with another suspect with the intention of burglarizing it. When he found nothing that he wanted to steal, Pettis admitted to sexually assaulting the victim and fleeing the scene.

Pettis left behind DNA evidence at the scene. The State Crime Lab used that DNA to narrow down the list of possible suspects. On November 13th, detectives from MPD’s Sensitive Crimes Division identified Pettis after his DNA revealed familial traits with those of a male relative of his, which was already in a DNA database. Police say they had Pettis’ DNA on file from a paternity case last year.

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