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Coleman sentenced to life plus 20 years for April 2013 rape, burglary

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Willie Coleman (Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office) Willie Coleman (Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

According to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office, Willie Coleman was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison for rape, plus 20 years for burglary.

Coleman was convicted on Wednesday for the rape and burglary of a SCAD student in April 2013.

He was charged with one count of rape and two counts of first degree burglary.

Coleman took the victim's purse, cell phone and $160 in case before smothering her with a pillow and raping her in her apartment in the 1800 block of Jefferson Street.

The jury returned a verdict in seven minutes.

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