Norfolk men sentenced in 2011 rape, robbery

William David Cannon (left) and Ronaldo Lamont Goodman (Photos by VBPD)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Two men have been sentenced for a list of charges stemming from a 2011 rape and robbery case.

On Tuesday, Circuit Court Judge A. Bonwill Shockley imposed a jury-recommended sentence of 58 years in prison for William David Cannon,28, according to Macie Pridgen with the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

The jury convicted Cannon in April of armed burglary, robbery, rape, abduction, and four counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

On Wednesday, co-defendant Rolando Lamont Goodman, 29,  was sentenced to 50 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in July 2013 to rape, object sexual penetration, burglary with intent to rape, robbery, and four counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Pridgen said the Commonwealth’s evidence proved Cannon and Goodman abducted a woman at the Mansard Apartments off Northampton boulevard on September 25, 2011. Goodman is accused of binding the woman in electrical tape and raping her in the back bedroom of her apartment. During that time, Cannon is accused of raiding the apartment and collecting the victim’s belongings.

Cannon was caught after he pawned the victim’s belongings the very next day. Police searched his home and found the victim’s things, as well as electrical tape matching that at the crime scene. He later confessed to the crime.

Goodman was linked to the crime through DNA evidence and after his fingerprint was found on the inside of electrical tape used to bind the victim, Pridgen said.

Goodman was previously convicted of three counts grand larceny, attempted grand larceny, grand larceny of an automobile, conspiracy, two counts receiving stolen property, two counts indecent exposure, two counts of trespassing, two counts petit larceny and nine violations of probation.

Cannon was previously convicted of robbery and use of a firearm in relation to a crime committed nine days before the rape. He was also previously convicted of unlawful discharge of a firearm and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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