ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Two men accused of luring a mentally disabled woman to a home under the pretense of participating in Bible study before taking turns sexually assaulting her and kicking her out during a snowstorm have been convicted.
A Union County jury on Wednesday convicted Edward Woodson and Marcal Campbell of aggravated sex assault and sex assault charges. Woodson also was convicted of kidnapping.
The Plainfield residents, who had denied the crimes, face lengthy prison terms when they're sentenced next month.
Prosecutors said the sex assaults occurred at Woodson's home in January 2011. Woodson lured the woman from her home with the Bible study invitation and promised to return her home safely, they said.
However, Woodson and Campbell took turns sexually assaulting her in the basement for more than an hour and then kicked her out early the next day with no cellphone, no money and no means to get home.
The woman was found hours later and needed medical attention. She quickly reported the attack to authorities, and Woodson and Campbell were arrested a short time later.
Woodson, 34, faces up to 30 years in state prison, while Campbell, also 34, faces up to 20 years. They would have to serve 85 percent of their terms before they could become eligible for parole.