Man sentenced for forging evidence in sex assault case

ST. JOSEPH A St. Joseph man, who is on trial for sexual assault, has landed himself with an extra-long prison sentence because he submitted a forged letter from his victim as evidence.

The Herald Palladium reports that 29-year-old Sherjuan Hamilton wrote the letter and then claimed it was a statement from his ex-girlfriend. It said he never assaulted her.

But the courts recognized the handwriting, so Hamilton will serve up to 40 years for evidence tampering and obstruction of justice, on top of 25-50 years for sexual assault.

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