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Friday, August 17, 2012
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District Man Sentenced to Six and a Half-Year Prison Term
For Sexually Assaulting Woman
- Case Marks His Fourth Conviction for Sexual Assault -
WASHINGTON - Kevin K. Montgomery, also known as Kevin Perry, 47, formerly of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a 6 ½ -year prison term for sexually attacking a woman last December, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.
Montgomery pled guilty in June 2012 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to one count of attempted first-degree sexual abuse. He was sentenced by the Honorable Ann O’Regan Keary. Upon completion of his prison term, Montgomery must register for life as a sex offender and be on supervised release for 15 years. In addition, he must pay restitution to the victim. Judge Keary ordered that, both while in prison and during his period of supervised release, Montgomery undergo sex offender and drug treatment.
According to the government’s evidence, Montgomery met the victim on the night of Dec. 9, 2011, at the Northeast Washington home of a mutual friend. Montgomery agreed to give the victim a ride to her home. As he began driving her home, in a U-Haul truck, Montgomery told the victim that he had crack cocaine and beer/malt liquor, and asked whether she wanted to consume them with him. She said she did. Montgomery drove them to an area in Northwest Washington, just off Georgia Avenue. There, the two smoked crack and drank alcohol.
Once they finished smoking the crack, Montgomery told the victim that she was going to have sex with him. She told him “no.” Montgomery then began choking the victim until she agreed to take off her clothes. He took off his own clothes and told the victim to perform a sexual act on him. Out of fear that Montgomery would choke her again, or worse, if she refused, the victim complied. Montgomery then engaged the victim in other sexual acts against her will.
When he finished, Montgomery brought the victim back to their mutual friend’s apartment and dropped her off. She immediately called 9-1-1 and reported the sexual assault to the police. When the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) responded, they saw Montgomery drive by in the U-Haul truck in which he had assaulted the victim. The MPD officers chased him, and the defendant fled into Maryland, where he was stopped and arrested.
This was Montgomery’s fourth conviction for sexual assault. Judge Keary sentenced Montgomery to the top of the range of imprisonment called for under the District of Columbia’s voluntary sentencing guidelines.
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen praised the work of officers of MPD’s Fourth and Fifth Districts, and detectives of MPD’s Sexual Assault Unit, as well as Prince George’s County Maryland’s police officers, who apprehended Montgomery after he fled there. He also acknowledged the medical professionals of the D.C. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program at the Washington Hospital Center for the specialized forensic evidence collection and for providing excellent medical treatment and critical services to the victim. He also commended the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegals Kristy Penny and Jason Manuel, Legal Assistants Ashley Patterson and Nicole Lee, and Victim Advocate Lezlie Richardson. He also noted his gratitude for the assistance given to this office by the Montgomery County, Md. State’s Attorney’s Office, who prosecuted Montgomery on nearly identical charges in the late 1990s, and who helped the U.S. Attorney’s Office build its case against Montgomery. Finally, U.S. Attorney Machen commended Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter V. Taylor, who investigated and prosecuted this case.