CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Crimes Against Persons Team secured a conviction for a Charlotte man who sexually assaulted the same woman twice within a two-year period.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested 23-year-old Daven Lorenzo Teeter, then 21, in October 2011 after sexually assaulting the same woman for the second time inside her home on Mission Hills Road off East. W.T. Harris Boulevard.
Teeter was found guilty by a jury on all of the counts against him: first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense, attempted first-degree sex offense, four counts of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of breaking and entering and communicating threats.
On Tuesday, Teeter was sentenced to serve 574 to 726 months in prison. That adds up to 47 to 60 years.
The first incident for which Teeter was tried occurred in April 2010. Authorities say Teeter forced his way into the victim's home at knifepoint, bound her arms and legs, covered her mouth and attempted to sexually assault her. He took cash and jewelry and fled the home on foot. Two children were home at the time of the assault.
At the time, police recovered the knife and clothing worn in the assault but were unable to immediately identify a suspect.
Then, in October of 2011, Teeter went back to the same woman's home, pried open a hole in the roof and rappelled inside. He raped the victim at knifepoint, then put her in the trunk of her own car, grabbed the woman's daughter and put her in the backseat, and then drove to an ATM where he held the daughter out of the car while she withdraw cash from her mother's bank account.
Teeter later abandoned the vehicle and left the woman and her daughter behind.
Authorities were able to identify Teeter as the suspect from ATMsurveillance footage; they then were able to connect him to the first assault through DNA on the knife and clothing.
In addition to his prison sentence, Tetter must register as a sex offender and participate in satellite-based monitoring for the rest of his life.