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MoCo Jury Decides Brutal Sexual Assault of Ex-Wife Case in 359th

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX- On May 10, jurors in the 359th District Court of Judge Kathleen Hamilton convicted a Georgia man of sexually assaulting his ex-wife in Montgomery County.

Antiwan Lane of the felony offense of Aggravated Sexual Assault and sentenced him to Life in prison.

Prosecutors Tiana Sanford and Nancy Hebert presented evidence in the weeklong trial detailing how Lane, while living in Georgia, repeatedly harassed and threatened his ex-wife, who lives in Montgomery County. On September 13, 2021, after being placed on probation in Georgia for Voluntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault and Criminal Solicitation, Lane flew to Texas, and entered the Montgomery County home of his ex-wife without her knowledge in the early morning hours of September 14, 2021. Lane stormed into the victim’s bedroom and assaulted her physically, threatening to kill her before sexually assaulting her.

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The jury heard powerful testimony from the victim, who detailed the assault, as well as law enforcement, who discovered cameras hidden in smoke detectors inside the victim’s home, which Lane had been using to watch her. The Montgomery County Pct. 3 Constable’s Office investigated the case.

During the punishment phase, jurors heard Lane’s criminal history, including prior convictions for statutory rape, illegal drug possession and voluntary manslaughter.

After considering all of the evidence, the jury sentenced Lane to Life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 35 years, at the age of 82.

Division Chief Tiana Sanford said, “Antiwan Lane has left a trail of destruction throughout his life, and that trail of destruction has now ended. We are grateful for the courage of the survivor to confront her abuser. Her strength has ensured a safer world for not just her but for all of us.”

District Attorney Brett Ligon, “There are men in this world who take what they want, do what they want, and hurt whoever they want, and they do so regardless of law or consequence. These men walk among us and continue to do so until people of good will put a stop to them. Fortunately, the people of Montgomery County were willing and able to do so, and Lane is now in the prison cell where he belongs.”

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