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GPS Trackers In Memphis

Tracker Helps Police In Robbery Case

Personal protection is something many of us never think too much about until we are in a situation where our immediate safety is in jeopardy. Thankfully, police officers and other good guys are out there to help those in need should a dangerous situation should occur. Donald Gwin is one of those men who knows firsthand that if you do the crime you will do the time, as the accused rapist was found guilty for an assault, robbery and rape against a Memphis-area woman. According to news reports, Gwin attacked a woman and robbed her in her apartment and was already on probation for a previous sex crime against another woman. Police stated that Gwin locked the woman in her own apartment, choked her and then held a knife to her throat as he raped her. After the attack he forced the woman to brush her teeth in a attempt to hide any potential DNA evidence from the crime, and then took the victim’s cell phone, cash and credit cards from her purse before leaving the scene. Gwin pleaded guilty to a sexual battery crime that occurred in 2012 when a woman accused the black male of holding her at knife point and raping her.

Gwin received a 2-year suspended sentence for that crime along with a couple years of probation. He was also required to sign up for the sex offender registry. Police said they were able to place Gwin at the scene of the crime because he was wearing a GPS tracking system. Now that Gwin was found guilty of rape (again) he could face upwards of 25 years in jail. His sentencing trial begins next month.

From The Editor

Stories such as this are highly upsetting because they involve a man who committed a horrific crime who then received a absurdly light sentence only to commit pretty much the exact same crime again. Violent criminals need to face lengthy jail sentences the first time, not the second time. Our jail system is broken and jail cells are often filled with inmates involved in non-violent crimes such as drugs or theft. Yes it is important to punish any individual who breaks the law but men like Gwin should have spent no less than a decade in jail for holding a knife to a woman and raping her, not probation and a suspended sentence. Gwin clearly thought the justice system was a joke that is why he not only committed the exact same horrible crime to a woman, but did so while being monitored with a GPS monitoring system. Hopefully, lawmakers in Memphis, the state of Tennessee and all across the nation look at this case and realize when you slap the wrist of a violent criminal they will go right back to their violent criminal ways.

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