FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 3, 2012
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District Man Sentenced to More Than 13 Years in Prison
For Child Sexual Abuse of Teenage Girls
-Defendant Earlier Was Convicted of Sexually Abusing a Third Victim-
WASHINGTON – A 56-year-old man has been sentenced to 13 years and eight months in prison on charges stemming from two sexual assaults against two teenage girls, both committed while the victims were sleeping, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.
The defendant, of Washington, D.C., is not identified here to protect the privacy of the victims. He pled guilty on Nov. 30, 2012 to two counts of second-degree child sexual abuse, including one with aggravating circumstances. He was sentenced by the Honorable William M. Jackson. Upon completion of his prison term, the defendant will be placed on five years of supervised release.
The man pled guilty to charges in two incidents. The most recent occurred on Aug. 3, 2012, when, according to the government’s evidence, the defendant approached a female child relative, 14, as she slept on a living room couch, unfastened her pants and fondled her until she awoke and stopped him. The second incident took place in 2006 and involved another female child relative, then 13. According to the government’s evidence, the defendant also fondled this victim while she was sleeping; that attack also stopped when the victim awoke. Authorities learned about the 2006 attack when they were investigating this summer’s incident.
The defendant earlier had been convicted of sexually assaulting a third female child relative in 2002, but the victims did not know about his criminal history.
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Youth Division who were involved in the arrest and investigation of these cases. He also expressed appreciation to Paralegal Specialists D’Yvonne Key and Kristy Penny, Victim Witness Advocates Melissa Milam and Tracey Hawkins, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mervin A. Bourne, Jr., who investigated and prosecuted the case.12-427