Man sentenced to 48 years for Woodmont Boulevard yard rape

Monday, March 14, 2011 at 6:34pm
Staff reports

A Davidson County Criminal Court judge sentenced 38-year-old Donald J. Vaughn to 48 years for raping a 20-year-old woman on Halloween night 2008.

Judge Mark Fishburn sentenced Vaughn to two consecutive 24-year sentences Monday. Vaughn earlier pleaded guilty to raping the woman in the front yard of a home on Woodmont Boulevard.

The woman was walking from her parked car to a Halloween party on Woodmont when Vaughn attacked her. She told police Vaughn followed her from her home, but she parked her car only after losing sight of Vaughn’s car.

The woman did not know Vaughn but identified him through a photo lineup as her attacker. Police arrested him four months after the attack.

Vaughn has previously served time in prison on attempted aggravated kidnapping charges after soliciting sex from a 16-year-old girl in 2005.