>This is good news.
Jakaris Taylor, 16, has agreed to plead guilty to three charges in the June Dunbar Village gang-rape, including one count of burglary with assault or battery with a firearm while wearing a mask and two counts of sexual battery by multiple perpetrators with a firearm while wearing a mask, WPBF reported. In the deal, the State Attorney’s Office will drop 11 other charges against Taylor.
Taylor will receive 20 years in prison and will testify against the other three teens arrested in the case: Tommy Lee Poindexter, 18, Nathan Walker Junior, 17, and Avion Lawson, 14. The three teens were arrested after being linked to the crime scene by DNA evidence, according to court documents released Nov. 1. Taylor had been linked to the crime through fingerprint evidence, police said. Prosecutors will give Taylor credit for 130 days already served in prison, according to the plea deal. He is also required to register as a sexual predator.