A man convicted of attempted robbery and sexual assault received a 20-year sentence, with all but 15 years suspended, for a 2016 incident in Baltimore Bolton Hill neighborhood.
Abou Goloko was sentenced to five years for attempted home invasion, five years for attempted first degree burglary, and five years for attempted robbery - each to run concurrently.
Police responded to a report of an attempted rape on Nov. 18, 2016 in the 1400 block of Eutaw Place. Officers spoke to the victim who said she was trying to go into her apartment building when Goloko and another suspect approached her from behind and began feeling around for money and valuables, sexually assaulting her in the process. The assault ended as neighbors heard the victims cries for help.
In their investigation, police processed finger prints from her belongings, using that and information about additional robberies in the area, to lead them to Goloko and his partner. The victim was then able to pick the suspects out of a line up. They also matched video footage from the area that correlated with the time of the incident.
Goloko was 17 at the time of the attack yet was tried as an adult. He also faces deportation because he his is not a legal U.S. resident.
“As a mother of two young girls living close to where this heinous crime occurred, I hope that today’s sentence brings relief to the Bolton Hill Community who rallied behind this survivor and remained engaged and steadfast throughout the process, insuring justice was served,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “Sexual attacks such as these are embedded in the lives of those that experience them, but I hope today’s sentence will help this survivor along her arduous healing journey.”