A West Baton Rouge jury took only 50 minutes to convict Tyrone M. Sajna of two counts of aggravated rape and one count of sexual battery on March 23, after a three-day trial.
Sajna is convicted of the aggravated rape of his step-son when the victim was 8 years old, and the aggravated rape and sexual battery of his step-daughter when the victim was 12 years old. During the trial, three other juvenile victims (both male and female) testified to being sexually assaulted by Sajna when they were between the ages of 8 and 13 years old in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Eighteenth Judicial District Court Judge Tonya Lurry set sentencing for Sajna, 52, of P.O. Box 86373, Baton Rouge, for April 24. Aggravated rape of a child under the age of 13 years carries a mandatory life sentence of prison without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. Sajna will face two life terms in prison with these convictions.
The District Attorney’s Office prosecutors on the case included Lonny Guidroz, Julie Distefano and Brilliant Clayton.
“This case involved disgusting cases of abuse and violence against children that will not be tolerated,” said District Attorney Tony Clayton. “We will bring these cases to trial. We will get convictions, and we will seek the toughest sentence possible. In this case, Sajna will spend the rest of his life in prison, where he should be.”