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Life Sentence Handed Down After DNA Match

Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis announced that 38-year-old Cedric Derrell Millage was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault by a Collin County Jury and was sentenced to life in prison.

Assistant District Attorney Randy Goodwin and Cynthia Walker prosecuted the case, assisted by DA Investigator Robin Laughon. Retired Plano Detective David Wilson was the lead investigator.

State District Judge John Roach, Jr. presided over the case and assessed the sentence.

Testimony at trial showed that on September 21, 2000, the 20-year-old female victim sat in her van awaiting her early morning shift to begin at a Plano bakery. Millage approached the victim’s van wearing nothing but his underwear. He pulled the victim from the van and began beating her in the face.

Police said that as the victim passed out, Millage dragged her to another location in the parking lot and took off her clothes. When the victim regained consciousness, Millage was sexually assaulting her.

Millage continued to beat the victim in the face fracturing her cheek and twisted her hand until it broke. Millage then carried the victim to his SUV where he attempted to get her inside the vehicle.

The victim struggled and fought against her 6-8, 300-pound attacker until he finally threw her to the ground striking her again and choking her before driving away.

It would take six years before Millage was identified through a DNA match. After this brutal attack, but before he was identified as the assailant in this case, Millage had gone to prison twice for Burglary of a Habitation and Assault of a Public Servant.

These penitentiary trips resulted in Millage’s DNA being added to a law enforcement database.
 

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