NEW ORLEANS - A 16-year-old defendant has agreed to plead guilty and testify against his co-defendants in a Garden District gang rape that stunned residents earlier this year.
Sheldon Johnson will receive a 30-year sentence.
Johnson and two other teens were charged with forcing a 30-year-old woman into a car at gunpoint as she walked near her neighborhood. She was driven around and assaulted for about an hour. During the attack she was forced to stop at several ATMs and withdraw money. At the end of the attack, police said she was pushed out of the moving vehicle.
Along with Jefferson, the others charged were Joseph Davis, 17; and Christoper Davis, 18.